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    Default York Street/Window Lane, Garston L19

    I am a long way from York Street now. I live in Canada. But I used to kick my first football against the wall of the Woodcutters when I was a kid living at No. 8 York Street. It was my Nana & Grandad Martin's house. My Uncle Eric & Aunty Freda George lived at No. 20 York Street. We thought they were rich 'cause they had a telly!!

    Does any one on this forum come from this neck of the woods? I would love to hear your memories. It seems funny now; but when you're a long way from 'home' it's always nice to hear voices from the distant past. I lived on York Street in the 60's as a little lad. But my dad joined the RAF and we moved away. I only get back to Liverpool for short visits now, sadly.

    I might have a photo of my Nana & Granda Martin standing outside their house at No. 8. If I can find it I'll put it up on this thread.


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    hi paul,my name is sue may i lived in 97 york st. garston lpool.my mum and dad still live there.my dads name is charlie and my mums is jean.also i also have a sister called sandra who lives in toronto!

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    My nan and her brothers were born and lived at 42 York Street in the 1920's. We drove over a few weeks ago but that end of the street is no more.

    My ggrandad was shown as a Bobbin Mill labourer on his wedding cert does anyone know where the Mill was?

    We also tried to find their graves in Allerton Cemetery but had no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna View Post
    My nan and her brothers were born and lived at 42 York Street in the 1920's. We drove over a few weeks ago but that end of the street is no more.

    My ggrandad was shown as a Bobbin Mill labourer on his wedding cert does anyone know where the Mill was?

    We also tried to find their graves in Allerton Cemetery but had no luck.
    You can send in a request to Allerton cemetery, to find a grave, but there is a charge for this, I think! But do you already have a grave number? if so, it's just a matter of asking at the offices there, or consulting the cemetery plan.

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    Hi, we have part of the document the family were given and it quotes section 16 plot 47. We searched for ages in the rain but couldn't find it. The office at Allerton is now closed and you have to write for information (which I have doen still awaiting a reply), my mum is concerned that the people may have been moved and the ground reused but I'm sure they don't do that or do they?

    Thanks for your reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna View Post
    My nan and her brothers were born and lived at 42 York Street in the 1920's. We drove over a few weeks ago but that end of the street is no more.

    My ggrandad was shown as a Bobbin Mill labourer on his wedding cert does anyone know where the Mill was?

    We also tried to find their graves in Allerton Cemetery but had no luck.
    hi the bobbin works were in garston, i think off window lane but not 100% sure. i lived in monkfield way for 20 years from 1953 and my mum worked in larsens shop in window lane

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    hi i used to live in monkfield way for 20 years but my mum did work for larsens shop in the lane for many years. also my dad was a member of the woodcutters club, he had racing pigeons and they all used to meet up there. i live in australia now but i have only happy memeories of growing up in garston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna View Post
    Hi, we have part of the document the family were given and it quotes section 16 plot 47. We searched for ages in the rain but couldn't find it. The office at Allerton is now closed and you have to write for information (which I have doen still awaiting a reply), my mum is concerned that the people may have been moved and the ground reused but I'm sure they don't do that or do they?

    Thanks for your reply.
    Hi Donna,
    I've got a plan for Alerton cemetery, but I wont be able to post till Monday. Once you know which plot, is which, you should be able to find it easily enough,unless it's unmarked(no gravestone) then a bit of guesswork is required, unless you can get hold of one of the groundsmen, who's got access to the relevant plans! (I recently had to do this myself)As for remains being moved, this has, happened in the past, but as Allerton cemetery is still in use, there would be no reason to do this, as far as I know!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna View Post
    Hi, we have part of the document the family were given and it quotes section 16 plot 47. We searched for ages in the rain but couldn't find it. The office at Allerton is now closed and you have to write for information (which I have doen still awaiting a reply), my mum is concerned that the people may have been moved and the ground reused but I'm sure they don't do that or do they?

    Thanks for your reply.
    Hi Donna,
    as promised, please find attached Allerton cemetery plan, which will be easier than looking on foot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    Hi Donna,
    as promised, please find attached Allerton cemetery plan, which will be easier than looking on foot!
    Thanks!

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    Hi there, My Great Aunty was Margaret Mason, and she was born and raised in York Street. Do remember her ? x

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    hi paul,i am from chesterton st,but my friend rob hodgkinson lived in york st nr to woodies,does the name ring a bell.

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    It's Wilson's bobbin works you are after. Please check out: http://www.garstonhistoricalsociety....velopment.html My grandfather William Owens was a saw doctor at Wilson's about 1894-97 before be became a professional footballer and grocer.

    "In 1893 the transfer of Messrs. Wilson Brothers Bobbin Company Ltd. began from Todmorden. The firm came because land was available for expansion and the dock facility allowed the firm to operate a fleet of schooners to bring specialised timber from all over the world and to take the bobbins and shuttles required for the cotton industry to many countries. At its peak of production, Wilsons was the largest bobbin and shuttle manufacturing company in the world, turning out a million bobbins a week."

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