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a broxton family from ince wigan
Photo: rita nee worthington barnes
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my grandmother sarah nee melling broxton born 1884 died 1927 with five of the nine living children albeit the eldest william died also in twenties of consumption he was born 1905 thomas nxt to him born 1907 elizabeth born 1909 she has one shorter arm if noticed then mary seated born1911 and last young robert seated born 1913 this was taken roughly 1916 my gran father thomas broxton was doing service in the first world war.his nephew was billy broxton mp and jp in wigan in the 70s/80s.there was another five children twins a girl who emigrated to usa war yrs married american two more boysone died and gr ma died losing an 11th child aged only 43yrs

Comment by: Maure on 25th March 2015 at 10:56

Rita,what a lovely photo of your grandmother..she was beautiful too,and so were her children..but what a sad end for grandma had seven children but only my Dad survived thank God..I would loved to have seen a photo of must treasure this's beautiful.

Comment by: henry7 on 25th March 2015 at 14:21

Beautiful photo, your grandmother looks so proud of her children, they all look very smart. What a sad end for her, it was a tough business becoming a mum in those days.

Comment by: rita nee worthington barnes on 25th March 2015 at 17:22

i have recently had all the defects and scratches removed from this family photo

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