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George and Margaret Mason [ pictured left ]
were a typical couple like many others who came into Dalton in the early part of the 20th century.
Both hailed from Staffordshire.
Thanks to Sarah their great Granddaughter, and Alice their daughter we have George and Margaret's story together with some marvellous photos.
Alice has some wonderful memories of Dalton and the people she knew from a time gone by.
Benjaman MASON Head M Male 25 West Bromwich, Stafford, England Striker In Iron Works
By Sarah ' nee' Brown
Grandfather George Thomas Mason worked at Silverwood Pit from 1906-1933 he
left due to problems with his eyes (work related) apparently he had a sister
My Aunty remembers not too sure on spelling of some names)
Mrs Bamford who lived at 5 Norwood Street - she had quite a few children.
The Fretwells lived at 7 Norwood Street
Mrs Boardsmen lived at 4 Norwood Street she had a daughter Alice who later became Alice Watson.
All the girls attended Dalton School? and later Whinney Hill school Lilly Mason received a scholarship and stayed at school until she was 16. I have attached a old school photo
All of the girls left school and home at 14 years to go and work in the Cotton Mills Carpet weavers in Sowerby Bridge, my great Aunty said they couldn't stay around they had to go to work. They did visit home at Christmas times.
My grandmother Margaret Mason went back home in the 1940's and worked on the buses during the war.
My Aunty remembers during the Coal Strike she used to go and collect COKE for the house the men were striking and if they went back to work they were called ' Black legs' so she missed school during the strike.
She remembers the Grapes Hotel, Dalton Progressive Club, and the Bughut Theatre she couldn't believe all this information was on a Web-site!
Lilly Mason at School
Many thanks to Alice and Sarah for sharing their family with us here on this site. Anyone having information on the Mason family please contact Sarah on DARRELL08@xtra.co.nz
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