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Tattum family


Great Grandad Thomas Tattum Coronation 1953
Photo: Dr Keith Tattum
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My Great Grandad (with the flat cap) was the oldest inhabitant of Ashton-in-Makerfield at the time of the 1953 Coronation Celebrations. He was born in Baggilt, North Wales and moved to a house on Bolton Road, near the Rams Head.He worked at Garswood Colliery and played lead cornet in the pit brass band. I have no clear memory of him.

Comment by: John Davies on 9th January 2009 at 11:44

What a wonderful photo. Do you know where it was taken?

Comment by: woodentop on 9th January 2009 at 13:16

I recognise the photo as being taken at the bottom of Gerrard Street just higher up than the congrigational church which is now the Thomas Gerrard pblic house in ashton-in-makerfield

Comment by: David Thompson on 27th January 2009 at 14:58

I remember the shop on the left as Bert Kilshaws Butchers although it doe's read R Kilshaw on the sign later on Stuart Kilshaw took over the shop from his Dad and I believe it is still a butchers shop today.

Comment by: Doreen Bullivant nee Woods on 9th May 2010 at 16:29

If this is Thomas Tattum b. 1856 Bagillt he is also my Great Grandad. My grandmother was his daughter Catherine Tattum b. 1893

Comment by: William Tattum on 5th August 2010 at 10:04

It is indeed the same person, although I dont know much about the Ashton side of the family with being brought up in Hindley. Although we used to go on holidays to Blackpool and stay at my Dads auntie Maggies boarding house on Reads Ave. Happy days. I remember my dad having a cousin who was a teacher in Ince.and I remember my grandfathers tales of how him and his brothers used to flick the end of the nose of one of his sisters for a penny a time, and that she had a permanent red nose. The only other name I remember hearing ia a Gordon LYON, who had a business in Ashton. Ive mentioned your comments to My cousin Dr Keith who is the family geneologist and Im sure you will hear more from him

Comment by: linda Housley Nee Higham on 29th January 2011 at 03:18

We use to have a science teacher Mr Tattum at Spring View School
and I think when he was young he use to live in that area

Comment by: Anne Rose on 13th March 2011 at 22:19

Does anyone know of Lilian Tattum. She is one of my descendents.

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