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Allott's of Dalton
The Allotts were and still are a well known family in the area, they originated from nearby Hoyland where the Allott name is also well remembered. In fact when you look at the 1881 census of Hoyland its a wonder they didn't call it Allottsville. On the main Sheffield road on Hoyland Common is an intersection known as Allott's corner.
The photo on the left is of Sam Allott senior and Sam Allott junior, taken at Dalton. [ You have got to love that dog posing for the photo ]
senior was found on the 1881 census living with his widowed Mother Elizabeth
Allott age 38 who was born at Thorpe, Yorkshire. Also at home was Sam's
In nearby Worsbrough was living Sam's future bride Elizabeth Hoyle age 3 born at
Bradfield, Yorkshire. Elizabeth's family was listed as
When the family moved to Dalton Elizabeth was employed at the Grapes Hotel as a washerwoman, and family legend as it that she either quit or lost her position there. Within a couple of weeks she was asked by the Steeples family to return as they could not get a suitable replacement. The Allott's were to become very friendly with the Steeples family, and were very well thought of. When Elizabeth eventually retired and had a problem walking, Joe Steeples gave Elizabeth one of his own walking canes.
Edith Allott also worked for the Steeples family in the Grapes and when the Steeples family opened The Rotherham Empire Movie Theatre in Rotherham, Edith became one of the first usherettes. Edith was to marry Michael Cassidy a family well known in the Village of Dalton. Alice Allott married Sammy Duxbury
Joe Allott was well remembered as a local Councilor in the latter half of the last century
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