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James Browne arrived at Silverwood from Wigan Lancashire, like my father he was born in Ince Lancashire, a little suburb near Wigan divided into Lower Ince and Higher Ince. In 1901 James can be found listed as a Colliery Labourer at Wigan age 22. His sons John and Robert also worked at Silverwood for a while, John in Landsale and Robert was a Fitter.
The two articles below tell the story of the family, as told by the author Patrick Anthony Kilgallen. [ Please read copyright at foot of page ]
There is also a wonderful tribute included to the late Peter Bryce, whom I remember from my days at Thrybergh
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Stanley Horton remembers the Browne family and writes.
Having just read the article on James Browne it was
nice to see the names of Nora, John, and Robert. John was my boss when I worked
in the Landsale at Silverwood, He was not only the boss he was a good friend and
a perfect gentleman. Robert also was a nice man I used to see him a lot at the
pit when he worked as a fitter, I also met Norah on numerous occasions she was a
very nice lady. John and myself along with
some others used to go playing snooker at the Woodman Inn on Saturday evenings ,John Browne, Robert Browne, George Trickett
Arnold White, Stan Horton, Ralph Warrington, and sometimes Tony Kilgallon himself
If anyone can give me a contact for the above author Patrick Anthony Kilgallen I would appreciate it.
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