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John Thomas Fairhurst & family from Platt Bridge
Photo: Carole king
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Item #: 33067
John Thomas Fairhurst and his wife Mary ,son Jack ,Mona and Isabel sisters . John Thomas is the brother of Sarah Jane Winstanley he immigrated in the early 1900s from Platt bridge Wigan to Australia ,where they became well known actors . John Thomas visited his Mother Jane Fairhurst Abrahams and sister Sarah Jane at 20 Lily Lane Bamfurlong in 1953

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 8th April 2021 at 12:42

I did leave a comment earlier today but it seems not to have been here goes again. I had said itvwas a lovely smiling family group unlike most group pics of yester year...& I liked the bit of family history as well. Now.....Fingers crossed !

Comment by: Edna on 8th April 2021 at 18:04

This is a lovely family photo.I remember some information coming from my cousin about our grandmother, when we were doing the family tree, and the name Sarah Jane Winstanley came up.

Comment by: Aubrey Fairclough on 9th April 2021 at 09:33

Sarah Jane Winstanley was my Aunty Sally, she married my mother’s brother Peter Winstanley and did, indeed, live at 20 Lily Lane, Bamfurlong. They had 3 children, Ernest, Edna and Kenneth. Edna is the only remaining one. I cannot remember any connection with the Fairhurst side of Aunty Sally’s family.

Comment by: carole king on 9th April 2021 at 13:23

HI Aubrey we have spoken before , Sarah Jane Abrahams Winstanley was my grandfather Richard Abrahams sister, their mother was Jane Fairhurst married to Edward Abrahams from Ince -in Makerfeild . Jane registered John Thomas as a Fairhurst as they were not wed at the time. So although they have different surnames are still brother and sister

Comment by: Aubrey on 10th April 2021 at 09:31

Thanks Carole, I do, vaguely, recollect a previous chat but a long time ago. Keep safe and well

Comment by: Edna on 10th April 2021 at 21:01

I have found the information with Sarah Jane Winstanley on Aubrey. She lived in Haydock.

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