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Photo courtesy of Margaret HaydayFrank Browns family history goes back to Tickhill in 1831when his Grandfather Richard Brown an Agricultural Labourer was born. By 1861Richard had married and was living at 48 Sunderland Ave Tickhill with his wife Ann and their two boys Harvey and Charles. Harvey was Franks father who was to become a local stonemason

Harvey married Emma Saunders from Rotherham In 1891they were living at 36, Bramley Road with their  children
George born 1877 a Shepherd Boy at the time
Annie born 1880 
Charles born 1993
Ida born 1886
Frank born 1890









Photo courtesy of Margaret HaydayThe photo left is of Frank Brown during the first World War., like many of the local men he joined the York and Lancs Regiment at Rotherham.

It is not known what year Frank entered into mining but we can assume that it was prior to the war due to the fact that he was employed as a collier at Silverwood in August 1919. Frank was age 28 and living at  124 Main St Bramley. He was amongst the 700 men to sign on in the month of August at Silverwood. Between 1919 and 1922 he left Silverwood to work at Thurcroft Main Colliery, returning to Silverwood in March 1922 as a collier. Frank as was quite common at the time enjoyed smoking his pipe.








Photo courtesy of Margaret HaydayFrank upon leaving mining presumably around 1955 when reaching retiring age, later became the school caretaker at Wickersley council School, he had changed addresses moving from Main St. to  High St. Bramley, and then Flanderwell Av.
















Many thanks to Margaret Hayday for contributing the above photos and information, the census information being researched by her cousin [ Name withheld ]

If anyone can help with further information regarding the above  family please contact Margaret Hayday who would be very grateful. 















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