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Wm Park & Co Clarington Forge Wigan


John Baldwin 1844-1925
Photo: Alan Baldwin
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Item #: 21335
A Wigan Blacksmith/Spademaker, as were his father and family,and also his three sons Robert ( Who was killed at 19 grinding a spade) and Edmund and John Peter who worked most of their lives at Wm. Parks and both died in 1941.

Comment by: Helen on 21st August 2012 at 09:09

This man is my husband's great, great uncle (according to our family tree). He looks just like my husband's brother, Alan. My husband's father, grandfather, g/grandfather & g/g/grandfather, were all blacksmiths also.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 21st August 2012 at 13:45

When I worked in a garden centre about 1970 we used to sell spades and other tools made at Clarington Forge.

Comment by: Alan Baldwin on 21st August 2012 at 20:18

Helen John was my great grandfether. From our research he had a brother Peter,his son John Peter, my grandfather was probably named after him and in turn my son Peter,named after my grandfather.I am in the process of submitting a further photo of John with his two grandsons C 1923

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 21st August 2012 at 22:15

My grandfather,John Morris who died in 1943 was a cutter downer at The Forge.

Comment by: Helen on 21st August 2012 at 22:16

Peter (born 1832) was my husband's g/grandfather, and John's brother. He was a blacksmith. Their father, Robert, was also a blacksmith, and according to my research on Ancestry UK, their grandfather Thomas worked on the canals as a boatman prior to his death in 1845. We would be interested in seeing other photos, as John's resemblance to hubby's brother is amazing (even down to the beard).

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