Wednesday, 12 October 2011

"Hold on Blanche, we are in for it here"

On the useful FreeBMD site there are the following entries for the following people who were from Walkley in Sheffield

Surname      First name(s)      Mother      District  Vol  Page

Births Dec 1915
Mountain     Blanche     Egginton     Ecclesall B     9c    830
Births Dec 1912 
Glossop     Frederick W     Green     Ecclesall B.  9c    813     
Deaths Dec 1932 
Glossop     Frederick W     20     Ecclesall B.       9c    343

And this cutting from The Manchester Guardian dated 23rd November 1932 reports on how it ended

Unusually the report does not state where the accident took place. 

But three years later the same FreeBMD has the following entry for Blanche
Marriages Sep 1935 
Burton     Joseph C     Mountain     Sheffield     9c    1151
Mountain     Blanche     Burton     Sheffield       9c    1151

and then these two entries

Births Sep 1937 
Burton     Brian J     Mountain     Sheffield     9c    694
Births Mar 1939  
Burton     Beatrice RMountain     Sheffield     9c    542

And so with at least two children to bring up Blanche had over 30 years of married life to Joseph before she too died

Name     Blanche Burton
Year of Registration     1967
Quarter of Registration     Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration District     Sheffield Registration County     Yorkshire
Age at Death:     51 Volume Number     2D Volume Page     202

I wonder if she ever thought of Fred Glossop or told her children of what happened in November 1932?

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