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Welcome to the Dalton Guest Book. I hope you enjoyed your visit to this site. John Doxey
Mrs.Ernie Tradewell Ernie.Tradewell@telus.net Hello My husband's family Ernest Tradewell came from Thrybergh. Some of them were born in Dalton Magna. Interesting and informative site. Tradewell is such an unusual name. Most of them were carpenters. My husband's dad will be 90 this August his family came to Canada about 1906. Thomas Tradewell and Elizabeth (Castle)Tradewell were born in this area.
Anne 'nee Meggitt' Gkidneyman@aol.com Best site on Dalton, where I was born, My memories are imprinted in my brain now my Children can print their heritage from the net, thank you for taking the trouble to collate all the material. My Father worked at Aldwarke and Silverwood between 1928 until his death in 1971 His name was Harry Meggitt. his last job was on the pit top in the control room and our next door neighbour (Saville St) Stan Machin worked with him. I fondly remember my Father and his "pals",from Dalton congregating at the bottom of Osberton St, they used to call it ' meeting at the houses of Parliament" here they put the world to rights and had the added advantage of seeing every motor vehicle that passed through Dalton ,forerunners of Last of the Summer Wine I think!"Tha,s dun a reet gud job Lad"
Phyllis Pearson I was looking for the name Burden....last night, in the 1901 census, think I made a link with my family. My GG'aunt Norah Elizabeth Robinson, b 1876, Swinton Yorks, could be the Norah Burden b 1876, Swinton, Yorks...I could not find her husband though. So, today I am searching in google for the Burden family.Do you have someone married to my Norah? she was actually called Bessie by the family. Love to hear from you, and, your site is brilliant, and yes, I voted for you.
Michael Kerr email@example.com I would be most grateful for any pointers my enquires are about my great grandfather Thomas Molyneux who I believe was registered as living at 13 Norwood St Dalton approx 1920s or any other Molyneuxs that any one would know of thanks very much
Stephen Jenkinson firstname.lastname@example.org Greetings from sunny Blackpool in Lancashire! I was directed onto your very good website concerning SiIverwood and noticed you wanted Miners names. Here are two for you Rhyse Thomas1924 - 1964 and Michael Shaw1966 - 1969 Michael married Mr Thomas's daughter and they both live here in Blackpool. But like myself still proud of being Yorkshire people being born in God's own Country. Your site is very good, interesting and your connecting pages as well. The Thomas's were Dalton People and I think the Shaw's were as well.
Danny Cassidy Well done John, keep up the good work. I enjoyed reading about the Grapes.
email@example.com John. What an amazing
site! I kind of stumbled upon it. It is a very
important archive for an ex Dalton man, born in Norwood Street, who's
still lives in Dalton Lane. She's lived there for over fifty years. I'd be
interested to see any photographs taken in the fifties and sixties, if
are any available. What an archive that would be! Well done and
Alison Salter firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, im looking to find a Clarence Ainsworth born in Dalton probably around
1910. He married my grandma - Ivy Fulford in around 1930. Apparently they
married but then parted soon after - there were no children as far as I know.
About 15 years later (!) - in 1946 Ivy then obtained a divorce from him so she
could marry someone else - a Patrick Williams.
Ian & Dorothy Sadowski email@example.com
Fond memories of the School at Dalton Parva. We took turns to put coal on the fire to keep the classroom warm! Teachers were Mrs Morris, Mrs Marshall and Mr Ralf (Head). Every morning we would spend our money at Mrs Bowen's shop, a lovely lady who had time for all of us kids. Those days will never be repeated but the influences at the time stay with me.
Robert Mills firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born in 54 Norwood St in 1940, my father (Billy Mills)
worked at Silverwood until a fall crushed his legs. My Grandfather
Tom Barlow (56 Norwood St) and his sons Enoch (Nip) and Horace
also worked down the pit.
I went to Dalton Junior Headmaster Mr Hillsley, Thrybergh
Secondary Modern Headmaster Mr Armatidge. I moved to Dorset in
1963 but still refer to the 'Brook' as my home.
Eileen Doane email@example.com
I have been looking at your site on Thrybergh and have found it most interesting, my name is Eileen Doane (nee Johnson), I'm 60 years old and went to Thrybergh school in 1955 - 1960. If there is anyone out there who can remember me then I would like to hear from you. I lived in Dalton with twelve brothers and sisters at 51 Norwood St. You can contact me via my daughters e-mail address as I'm not on the interenet and she will pass them on to me. I would love to see any old group photos, if you have any. I look forward to hearing from any of you,
Nicki Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Nicki and although I was born and bred in Suffolk, have a close
connection with Dalton, Thrybergh etc.
My maternal grandfather was WILLIAM McGOWAN who was a Silverwood miner. He was
married to Connie and they had seven children...Peter, Sylvia, Michael, Kevin,
Jennifer, Maureen and my mum Margaret.
Dawn Watford [email@example.com]
I am currently researching my family tree. I have found your website extremely interesting as some of my ancestors lived at Dalton in the early part of the twentieth century. My relatives are Thomas Gill, Richard and Margaret Briddon, and Frederick who was married to Evelyn Bridden nee Critchley. I would love to hear from anyone with information regarding my anscestors
Frank Sayles firstname.lastname@example.org
My G. G. Grandfather appears in the 1881 census for Dalton. I only remember his son, my Granddad who then lived on Effingham St in Rotherham. I have been researching my family for more than 20 years but this is the first time I have found this site. Frank
James West mawlkw [remove brackets and this text @ ] tiscali.co.uk
I am James West, and 8 years old. I have lived in Dalton all my life. I have used this site for my homework and it is very good.
Thank you. James.
email@example.com I cannot believe there is so much information and
history on such a small village. I have lived in Dalton for nearly 8 years -
initially in the 'new builds' which replaced the traditional 'Dalton Brook'.
We now live in what we believe used to be the old 'police house' - 151 Dalton
Lane. Any information relating to previous occupants etc. would be welcomed.
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