John Bercow's Grandad ......
.... used to live in Pemberton. Apparently!
John's Grandad, sat with John's Gran.
John. Sat on his own.
Started: 23rd Oct 2019 at 14:25
there is a resemblance there .
Replied: 23rd Oct 2019 at 14:41
Yes Whupsy, but is that Tonker tekint piss.
Replied: 23rd Oct 2019 at 14:53
No trace of them in the Wigan area on the census records under either their original Jewish name of Berkowitz or the anglicised name of Bercow.
His parents were from Middlesex.
Replied: 23rd Oct 2019 at 16:22
according to tonker no one lives in wigan we all live in pemberton,got to admit pemberton is a very big place compared to wigan borough.
Replied: 23rd Oct 2019 at 20:50
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Gaffer, his grandad changed his name to Bill Silcock whilst he was in Pemberton, to remain incognito due to t'war. He and his wife, Peggy, pictured above, stayed in lodgings above a shop in Ormskirk Road. And it's true that is!
"according to tonker no one lives in wigan ...."
I don't know where you've got that from BB!
Replied: 23rd Oct 2019 at 22:33
tonker , not hard to see the resemblance , Good one
Replied: 24th Oct 2019 at 08:27
I wonder what Bercow's grandad would have made of his grandon's antics today
Replied: 24th Oct 2019 at 09:03
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John Bercow's family history by Andrew Gimsom.
Bercow’s paternal grandfather, Jack Bercowitch, was a Jew from Romania who arrived in London at the age of 16, in 1900, worked first as a gas fitter and then as a furrier, and in due course opened a shop. Two of his sons, Ralph and Charlie, set up a business called Bercow Motors, in Warren Street in central London, which prospered until the late 1960s, when the council painted yellow lines on the road outside their showroom. Charlie Bercow married Brenda Bailey, a legal secretary who was not by birth Jewish, and in 1963 she gave birth to their son, John Simon Bercow. So when Bercow describes himself as “the Jewboy son of a taxi driver”, this is, as Friedman observes, “something of an over-simplification”. It would be more accurate to describe him as the son of a small businessman, which is probably one of the things that made him a natural Conservative. But when he was still quite young Bercow Motors did indeed close down, his parents got divorced, and his father started driving minicabs
Replied: 25th Oct 2019 at 14:11
"Bercow’s paternal grandfather, Jack Bercowitch, was a Jew from Romania who arrived in London at the age of 16, in 1900, worked first as a gas fitter and then as a furrier, and in due course opened a shop. "
Yes. Like I said. The shop was in Ormskirk Road, Pemberton. Probably?
Replied: 25th Oct 2019 at 18:18
Never realised Hughie Green was Bercow's grandad, I knew he was Paula Yates's dad......I mean that most sincerely folks!!
I'll get my clapometer.
Replied: 25th Oct 2019 at 19:05
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"Take the Money"! .... "Open the Box"!
Replied: 25th Oct 2019 at 19:24
Ive only just notice the resemblance
He's a ringer for Hughie Green
Replied: 25th Oct 2019 at 19:37
Is Michael Miles his grandad as well?
Replied: 25th Oct 2019 at 21:12
Replied: 27th Oct 2019 at 05:29
Just related through marriage, Broady. On his Mum's side!
Replied: 27th Oct 2019 at 10:54
John Bercow's an interesting character, particularly regarding Jo Cox. Wasn't he the one that praised the police officers whom rugby tackled Thomas Mair to the ground? (filmed from a neighbours house). An innocent man who was framed for the alleged murder of Jo Cox. I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him.
Replied: 15th Nov 2019 at 18:12