Ridgway Family9 Comments
Photo: Michael Warren Ridgway
Item #: 32195
Is Harry Ridgway, from Violet Street, A in M part of your clan?
what was joseph occupation ?
From the buttonholes and corsages, it looks like a wedding - but there are two ladies in white - though the one to the right looks as if she has some sort of veil.
Harry and Leonard Ridgway are the two boys at the front. Joseph was a Locksmith
Name: Joseph Ridgway
Age in 1911: 69
Estimated birth year: abt 1842
Relation to Head: Head
Birth Place: Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Ashton in Makerfield Street address: 26 Mill St Ashton In Makerfield Lancs
Marital status: Married
Registration district: Wigan
Joseph Ridgway 69
Elizabeth Ridgway 70
Harry Ridgway, (assuming it is the same fellow) would be about 100 years old, if still alive.
In the early 1960's he was the Assistant Executive Engineer in charge of Post Office Telephones' Group Switching Centre (Wigan) That is the telephone exchange and its associated technology then on Dorning Street. (corner with King Street West)
I worked there briefly, and was surprised that he immediately recognised me, even though we did not know each other, and had never previously met.
He had been in the same class at school as my dad, and recognised the familial resemblance.
I did not know him well, but do recall that he was someone whom I rated as a good bloke.
Yes, you have got the right Harry - my dad. He was obviously very good with faces!
Winnie - are the Ridgways part of your family tree?
no sorry i just looked it up for you