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Ghosts from Grandmother's old tin.
Photo: Veronica.
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Item #: 29983
I think the bride is my father's cousin, her maiden name was Hollingsworth. Photo c. late 40's.

Comment by: Maureen on 12th December 2017 at 15:05

What a lovely photograph Veronica,and that wedding dress is second to none..beautiful.

Comment by: irene roberts on 12th December 2017 at 19:51

Absolutely beautiful, Veronica! x.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th December 2017 at 21:45

I was always fascinated with this photo as I didn't know who the couple were. My grandmother's old tin was kept on the top shelf in a cupboard at the side of the fireplace. Most terraced houses had those cupboards and drawers. As a child I used to go 'rooting' when my mam went out and discovered loads of family photos. I never thought to ask who they were. Now I have ended up with the tin and it's too late!

Comment by: Elizabeth on 13th December 2017 at 09:03

Beautiful photo,Veronica.Dress and flowers are gorgeous. I know what you mean about not asking when you were younger.I think that many a time.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th December 2017 at 14:12

Thank you for the comments and you are right Elizabeth we should have asked questions then instead of wondering now. I would love somebody to recognise them.

Comment by: winnie on 14th December 2017 at 09:43

Marriage: 28 Jul 1934 St Catharine, Wigan, Lancashire, England
Thomas Lyon Schofield - 26, Tailor, Bachelor, 15 Upper Morris St.
Martha Hollingsworth - 24, Spinster, 80 Scholefield Lane
Groom's Father: Thomas Lyon Schofield, (deceased), Builder
Bride's Father: Arthur Edwin Hollingsworth, Labourer
Witness: Christoph. Jhon [sic] Boylan; Mary Wall
Married by Banns by: A. E. Hamm Curate
Notes: [Groom's address was recorded same as Bride's address but deleted & corrected]
Register: Marriages 1928 - 1936, Page 186, Entry 372
Source: Original register at Wigan Archives
Marriage: 29 Feb 1936 St Catharine, Wigan, Lancashire, England
John Taylor - 22, Labourer, Bachelor, 121 Platt Lane
Amanda Tabatha Hollingsworth - 21, Spinster, 33 Neville St.
Groom's Father: William Taylor, (deceased), Miner
Bride's Father: George Hollingsworth, Fish Dealer
Witness: Sydney Taylor; Elizabeth Booth
Married by Banns by: A. E. Hamm Vicar
Register: Marriages 1928 - 1936, Page 237, Entry 473
Source: Original register at Wigan Archives
Marriage: 18 Apr 1936 St Andrew, Wigan, Lancashire, England
Arthur Sharples - 38, Electrician, Bachelor, 103 Darlington Street East
Ada Worthington - 31, Beamer, Widow, 8 Gidlow Avenue
Groom's Father: Christopher Sharples, (deceased)
Bride's Father: John Hollingsworth, Builder
Witness: Henry Hollingsworth; Constance Critchley
Married by Banns by: Frederick J. Alsop, Vicar
Register: Marriages 1932 - 1938, Page 71, Entry 141
Source: Original register at Wigan Archives

Comment by: winnie on 14th December 2017 at 09:44

Marriage: 27 Mar 1954 St George, Wigan, Lancashire, England
Eric Green - 25, Iron Moulder, Bachelor, 8 Longton Street, Hindley
Irene Hollingsworth - 23, Machinist, Spinster, Hilton Street, Wigan
Groom's Father: Richard Green, Miner
Bride's Father: Samuel Hollingsworth, (Deceased), Motor Driver
Witness: Ernest Hollingsworth; Audrey Evans
Married by Banns by: Henry Stirrup Davies Vicar
Register: Marriages 1942 - 1964, Page 155, Entry 309
Source: Original register at Wigan Archives
Marriage: 2 Jul 1955 St Catharine, Wigan, Lancashire, England
Leonard Appleton - 62, Hoist Winder, Bachelor, 19 Long Lane, Hindley Green
Beatrice May Hollingsworth - 57, Fish Dealer, Spinster, 33 Neville St., Wigan
Groom's Father: George Appleton, (deceased), Colliery Engineer
Bride's Father: George Hollingsworth, (deceased), Fish Dealer
Witness: George Hollingsworth; Amanda Tabitha Taylor
Married by Licence by: Arthur Rivers Curate
Register: Marriages 1946 - 1956, Page 232, Entry 463
Source: Original register at Wigan Archives

Comment by: winnie on 14th December 2017 at 09:46

if you have any more info on the family would love to help you find them

Comment by: Veronica on 14th December 2017 at 10:24

Winnie that's good of you but the Hollingsworths lived in Anderton St and she would have attended St Patricks. She was a niece of my grandmother.
Either Mary who died in the 50's or a Winifred. They were my father's cousins. Thanks

Comment by: Veronica on 14th December 2017 at 10:27

The Hollingsworths of Anderton street were some relation to the Hollingsworths Fish shop in Scholes. Her Morher was Elizabeth Morgan before marriage.

Comment by: winnie on 14th December 2017 at 12:32

what was your grandmothers name

Comment by: winnie on 14th December 2017 at 12:51

could this be them
Name: Winifred Hollingsworth
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1946
Registration district: Wigan
Inferred County: Lancashire
Spouse: John Bentley

Comment by: winnie on 14th December 2017 at 13:07

this confirms the above this is from the 1939 register 4 Anderton Street , Wigan C.B., Lancashire, England
Winifred Bentley (Hollingsworth) 10 Jun 1921 Female Basket Maker Single 131 4
James Hollingsworth 03 Dec 1882 Male Colliery Dataller Below Married 131 1
Elizabeth Hollingsworth 28 Mar 1880 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 131 2
Thomas Morgan (Hollingsworth) 08 Jun 1902 Male Colliery Haulage Hand Below Single 131 3

Comment by: Veronica on 14th December 2017 at 15:11

It could be Winifred but I think there was another sister who died young in the fifties. Not sure if she was called Mary. My grandmother was Mary Jane Catterall nee Morgan. Thanks Winnie.

Comment by: winnie on 14th December 2017 at 15:13

Name: Mary E Hollingsworth
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1937
Registration district: Wigan
Inferred County: Lancashire
Spouse: William Wood

Comment by: winnie on 14th December 2017 at 15:16

Surname Forename Age Place of Death Date Year Notes Grave Cremation Religion
Caffrey
Caffrey Ann 26 Yrs Glassbrook Rd.Scholes 26-Mar 1867 . C 302 * R C
Hollingworth
Hollingworth Elizabeth 65 Yrs Anderton St 29-Jan 1946 C 302 R C
Lavin
Lavin James 42 Yrs Wigan Union House 22-Mar 1867 C 302 * R C
McQuillan
McQuillan Alice 4 Yrs 4 School Lane, Scholes 28-Mar 1867 C 302 * R C
Mitchinson
Mitchinson James 45 Yrs Thwaites Delph,Pemberton 14-Mar 1867 C 302 * R C
Moore
Moore Margery 11 Mths 29 Horse & Jockey Yd. Sch. 28-Mar 1867 C 302 * R C
Morgan
Morgan Thomas 75 yrs 43 Derby House, Scholes 10-Oct 1977 C 302 R C
Quillan
Quillan Margaret Ellen 9 Yrs 4 School Lane, Scholes 28-Mar 1867 C 302 * R C
Taylor
Taylor William 5 Wks 4 School Lane, Scholes 28-Mar 1867 C 302 * R C
Wood
Wood Mary Elizabeth 39 Yrs Holborn Ave >>> 16-Feb 1950 Infirmary C 302 R C

Comment by: winnie on 14th December 2017 at 15:40

does is say 1940s on the photo this may be Mary as pre war marriage not many people had dresses like that during the war

Comment by: Veronica on 14th December 2017 at 16:09

The thing is I don't know whether it is Winifred as I am guessing it does sound likely 1946 after the war. That dress is definitely 1940s style. There is a sister buried with her mother Elizabeth who died in 1946 and she died in the 1950's. I know this because my grandmother is buried in the next grave at Wigan Cemetry.

Comment by: Veronica on 14th December 2017 at 16:20

Looks like it could be Winifred then. Although there is no name on the photograph. Thank you Winnie.

Comment by: winnie on 14th December 2017 at 21:22

happy to help family history is a hobby of mine let me know if you need any more help i love doing it

Comment by: Maureen on 14th December 2017 at 22:12

Winnie,I would be very grateful if you could tell me where my Grandad originated from,his name was Thomas McGovern and he married my Grandma. Ellen Kinnane,she was from somewhere in County Clare Ireland..thank you ..I hope you don't mind.

Comment by: Maureen on 14th December 2017 at 22:15

My apologies Winnie,I should have said,they got married in St Josephs Church..Wallgate Wigan.

Comment by: Winnie on 15th December 2017 at 14:36

Yes I will have a look tomorrow

Comment by: Maureen on 15th December 2017 at 16:23

Think I've been cheeky...sorry Winnie.

Comment by: Winnie on 15th December 2017 at 17:54

Not at all !! I love helping people any more info ie when they were born or died

Comment by: winnie on 16th December 2017 at 11:52

sorry maureen cant find owt without anymore info

Comment by: Maureen on 16th December 2017 at 14:53

Winnie,I've found my little book with a couple of dates in.
My Grandads date of birth was it seems 1872 but my Grandmas was 1874,married 29th July 1893..Grandad buried 6 Jan 1956..grandma 4 Aug 1957 ..if that's any help..thank you,I'm grateful to you for trying.

Comment by: winnie on 16th December 2017 at 16:41

did they die in Wigan any ideas what their parents may of been called

Comment by: winnie on 16th December 2017 at 16:47

Found them i will post on here under people for you

Comment by: Maureen on 16th December 2017 at 18:27

Winnie,thank you so much.youre a star.

Comment by: Hilary Barker Nee Bentley on 11th January 2018 at 15:20

This is my mum and dad. Dad is still alive aged 93. Mum died 9 years ago aged 87. They married in 1946. Mum had the dress made by a local dressmaker in Scholes. They do look a very handsome couple! John Bentley and Winifred Hollingsworth.

Comment by: Hilary Barker on 12th January 2018 at 10:12

Hi Veronica, Would love to know more about you we must be related. Was in shock yesterday seeing this photo, dd has it blown up and framed on his mantle piece. Mum bought the material herself, there was still rationing, it was a fine soft wool and afterwards she had it shortened and dyed navy blue so it could be worn again. Waste not want not! Her sister Mary died young and left 5 young children, very sad. Three of them are still alive and well and living in and around Wigan. Is there some way we could get in contact? I would love to know more about you and how we are related. I will ty to post old photographs of Mary and Elisabeth and also Jimmy Hollingsworth who lived with us until he died.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th January 2018 at 20:50

It is a lovely photograph Hilary I was always fascinated with it. Her dress was gorgeous and a credit to who made it. What a shame her mother had passed away when they were married just 6 months before. I also have a picture of Mary dressed in a white dress with straw hat. She looks younger than on the photo with her mother. I have a photo of your grandmother as well. ( I think my dad looks like her!)

Comment by: Hilary Barker on 13th January 2018 at 13:38

Could you post the photographs of Mary and Elizabeth please. I am sure Mary's daughters would love to see them. I have created a new category of Hollingsworth. I will post some of James (Jimmy) Hollingsworth, my grandad.

Comment by: Veronica on 13th January 2018 at 19:33

I will post them as soon as I can as I can't do it myself. There are 3 photos. One is Elizabeth(Lizzie) one of Mary and a little girl stood on a chair who I think may be Winifred. She is standing on the same chair that my dad is standing on in another photo. Did you look under the Catterall pictures?

Comment by: Veronica on 13th January 2018 at 21:33

I wonder if my grandmother was at that wedding as both her sisters had died in the January and she died from cancer in Feb 1948. I believe she took it hard that both sisters had died in the same month. 70 years is a long time for your dad to remember anyway bless him.

Comment by: Theresa Reeves on 13th January 2018 at 23:11

Hi Hilary any idea who made the wedding dress,I had a great aunt who was a dress maker,and I know she made my mothers wedding dress ,and they was from schools ??

Comment by: Theresa Reeves on 14th January 2018 at 00:10

Scholes even

Comment by: Veronica on 14th January 2018 at 05:28

Theresa Your mam would have known Winifred I'm sure- they would have been around the same age at St Pats, also Theresa Boylan.

Comment by: Hilary Barker on 1st September 2018 at 16:07

Sorry she never actually said a name but it was someone who lived close to her and also made her dance dresses for the Empress ballroom. She would see a picture in a magazine buy the material and the dressmaker would copy them for her! A very skilled dressmaker!

Comment by: Veronica on 7th September 2018 at 21:33

Hilary my email is vbiggadike@googlemail.com if you would like to get in touch.

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