Wednesday 21 January 2015

Winifred Hopkinson 1895 - 1896 Crookes, Sheffield

I came across this notice when I was researching another article

It appears in the book "Crookes Revisited." by the Crookes Local History Group 1989

Winifred was born in the summer of 1895

Name:     Winifred Hopkinson
Registration Year:     1895 Registration Quarter:     Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration district:     Ecclesall Bierlow  Inferred County:     Yorkshire West Riding
Volume:     9c        Page:     469  

Her burial at St Thomas's Church (Crookes) is follows

HOPKINSON    Winifred        27    Aug    1896    12m    167 Lydgate Lane        263

The house where Winifred lived her short life - 167 Lydgate Lane - is still there

Monday 19 January 2015

The Execution of George Roe 10th June 1915

I've just posted a bit more information on George to the site

The entry in the War Diary of 2/KOYLI 10th June 1915 is chilling
"Quiet Day ... Pvt Roe 2/KOYLI was shot for desertion by firing squad of Royal West Kents at 5am"

But what is even more macabre is that I've just found out that George was posthumously awarded a medal  - the 1914 Star - by the British government. His medal card shown below also mentions in passing that George was "shot for desertion"

Friday 16 January 2015

"Hello.I'm the Queen. Do you mind if I come in and have a look around" - Sheffield 21 October 1937

I've just posted some more information on an article that I wrote in 2008. It concerned the Royal Visit to Sheffield in October 1937 and in all the information I collected I did not know Mrs Damms first name. A check on Free BMD revealed that her name was Helen

Surname      First name(s)      Spouse      District      Vol      Page
Marriages Jun 1923  
Damms     George L             Hardisty    Ecclesall B  9c    772     
Hardisty     Helen                  Damms     Ecclesall B. 9c    772         

Surname      First name(s)      Mother/Spouse/Age      District      Vol      Page
Births Dec 1925 
Damms        Dorothy C          Hardisty                       Ecclesall B. 9c    745

Surname      First name(s)      Mother/Spouse/Age      District      Vol      Page
Marriages Dec 1950  
Damms     Dorothy C               Pearson                      Sheffield     2d    265     
Pearson     Bob                        Damms                       Sheffield     2d    265 

And also her husband George passed away a few months after his daughter's wedding in 1950

DAMMS, George Leslie (Engineer, age 61). Died at Moorgate Hospital, Rotherham; Buried on March 8, 1951 in Consecrated ground; Grave Number 4467, Section E of Shiregreen Cemetery, Sheffield.

(Sheffield Indexers)