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29th June 2021
Information relating to Lilian Rushton (1904-1998) and Thomas 'Tommy' Bleasdale Coggin (1924-2016) and Evelyn Mary Rushton (1932-2019).
7th April 2021
James 'Owd Jemmy' Jenkinson's marriage date to Ellen Fisher corrected from
2nd June 1808 to 6th June 1808.
6th April 2021
Information and photos relating to Joseph 'Joe' Singleton (1924-2013).
12th December 2020
Information relating to Lilian Ronson (1920-1983).
6th June 2020
Allen Clarke travelled throughout the Fylde area in the early 1900's.
Click here to see his account of Pilling which appeared in "Windmill Land" which was published in 1916. This has been added to the Pilling and Eagland Hill Section.
5th June 2020
Local historian John Grimbaldeston details the day on 4th September 1968 when
a jet fighter crashed in Pilling couple's back garden. This article has been added to the Pilling and Eagland Hill Section.
24th May 2020
Around and About Pilling is a video of Pilling narrated by Hugh Sherdley which has been added to the Pilling and Eagland Hill Section.
From an early age, Hugh's interest in local history, together with a remarkable memory, made him a fountain of knowledge on Pilling's past. This interest led him to become a founder member of the Pilling & District Historical Society. His wide knowledge of local history, archaeology and heraldry was respected by historians throughout the Country.
23rd May 2020
Man with Lancashire's history at his fingertips article has been added to
the Interviews and Reports Section.
Owd Jemmy's great-great-great-grandson, and Local Historian, John Higginson, was awarded a British Association for Local History Award for Personal Achievement in Local History. In this Article which appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post in April 2018, Angela Norris celebrates her friend's remarkable local knowledge.
22nd May 2020
Robert 'Bob' Jenkinson was the son of John Bradley Jenkinson and Mary Elizabeth Holmes. John 'Jack' Bradshaw was the son of John Bradshaw and Hannah Elizabeth Stafford. Bob Jenkinson and Jack Bradshaw were both Peat Farmers, and their photos appeared in the following article about Over Wyre Peat Farming in the Lancashire Evening Post written by local historian John Grimbaldeston:
Ancient craft keeping Lancashire warm.
21st May 2020
Dance band buddies discover blood bond article has been added to
the Interviews and Reports Section.
Owd Jemmy's great-great-great-great-grandson, Melvyn Bilsborough, was a founder member of the Sleepwalkers, one of the district’s best known singing groups in the 1960s. He and his friend, Colin Davis, realised they are both related and descended from John Jenkinson, Owd Jemmy's father. This article about the two friends was written by Angela Norris and appeared in the Garstang Courier.
14th May 2020
Information and photos relating to Emma Roberts (nee Dunderdale)(1903-1980) and her husband, Thomas Herbert Roberts.
Photo of Richard 'Dick' Gornall (1907-1968) and his father Joseph 'Joe Gornall (1878-1966) and a second photo of the 13 Corn Stacks at Upper Birks Farm.
18th March 2020
Photograph of John Thomas and Sarah Jane Richardson (nee Walmsley)(1882-) and their family.
17th March 2020
Information relating to Alice Mitchell (nee Richardson)(1920-), her children Alice Mitchell (1942-2010) and Gordon Marshall Alexander Mitchell (1946-), and grandchildren Christopher Gordon Mitchell (1973-) and Rebecca Louise Mitchell (1976-).
2nd April 2019
Elizabeth 'Betty' Jenkinson, born in about 1791, at Kirkland, added as the
daughter of John Jenkinson (1752-1838) (Jemmy's sister).
28th January 2019
Owd Jemmy's great-great-great-grandaughter, Anne Curwen (nee Jenkinson) has written a book,
Moss, Sand & Mud Pies. My Childhood in Pilling
about her memories of Pilling. An interview with Anne about her book was published in the Lancashire Evening Post on Wednesday 9th January 2019 and has been included in the Interviews and Reports section. Copies of the book are available, priced £5.00 from Anne on 01253 790346 or from Pilling Pottery. All profits from Anne's book are being donated to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.
22nd March 2018
A History of Pilling by Frank Lowe, the husband of one of Owd Jemmy's Gornall descendants, added to the Pilling and Eagland Hill Section.
21st March 2018
The Eagland Hill Pioneer Section of the Website has been replaced by a new Section which will include articles relating to Pilling and Eagland Hill, and the surrounding area. If you have any information you would like us to include in this Section, please Contact Us.
19th March 2018
Information relating to Frank Armstrong (1884-).
Information relating to Emmanuel Wilkinson and Margaret Ann Wilkinson (nee Armstrong) (1882-1947).
Information relating to James Christophers and Margery Christophers (nee Wilkinson) (1912-2002).
Information relating to Reginald Perry and Nora Perry (nee Wilkinson) (1915-2001).
17th March 2018
Wedding photo of John Bradley and Margaret Bradley (nee Ronson) (1920-2014).
12th March 2018
Information relating to John Raymond Gardner and Ellen Gardner (nee Jenkinson) (1930-).
20th February 2018
Photographs and information relating to Annie Ronson (nee Cookson) (1916-1997) and her love of music.
19th February 2018
Funeral Cards for Adam Jenkinson (1877-1880), Margaret Green (1890-1915),
Alice Bradshaw (1917-1923), and Ruth Bradshaw (1920-1937).
The Funeral Cards for the above children are shown next to their name entries on
their parent's Biography Page.
18th February 2018
Funeral Card for Elizabeth Ellen Cookson (nee Green) (1880-1936).
1st February 2018
Photograph of pupils of St John's School, Pilling, taken circa 1919, in the Photo Gallery.
Further details relating to the pupils of St John's School, Pilling, in the photo taken circa 1919.
28th January 2018
Photograph of Bob and Margaret Ronson, the children of Thomas Ronson (1894-1921) and Mary Isobel Ronson (nee Gaulter).
Photographs of John Robert 'Bob' Ronson (1916-1996) and Annie Ronson (nee Cookson) (1916-1997).
25th January 2018
Photograph of Robert 'Bob' Cookson and Hannah 'Lizzie' Elizabeth Cookson (nee Jenkinson) (1884-1935) and their seven eldest children.
Wedding photo of William Hornby and Ellen 'Nellie' Hornby (nee Cookson) (1908-1992).
24th January 2018
Wedding photo of Henry 'Harry' Ainsworth Steele and Jenny Steele (nee Pye) (1899-1989).
Wedding photo of Albert McNeal and Ellen 'Nellie' McNeal (nee Pye) (1901-1977).
Photograph of Mary Alice Pye (1904-1983).
23rd January 2018
Photograph of James and Margaret Ann Thompson and their family, circa 1903.
22nd January 2018
Photograph of Thomas 'Tom' Jenkinson (1888-1984).
Photograph of Thomas 'Tommy' Redman (1928-2008) and Edith Vera Lawrenson.
Photograph of Agnes Redman (nee Thompson) (1886-1971).
15th January 2018
Photograph of William 'Bill' Jenkinson (1911-1995).
13th January 2018
Information and photo relating to Peter Richardson and Alice Richardson (nee Gornall) (1920-2011).
10th October 2017
Wedding photo of John Roskell and Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Roskell (nee Bradshaw) (1914-1982).
4th October 2017
Correction of birthplace of Margaret Orr (nee Roberts), wife of Peter Isles Orr (1926-2005).
22nd February 2017
Information relating to Edward 'Teddy' Wilkinson and Margaret Wilkinson (nee Richardson) (1925-2005).
1st November 2016
Wedding photo of Robert 'Bob' Fenton (1913-1968) and Mary Fenton (nee Jenkinson) (1915-2009).
Wedding photo of John Jenkinson Cookson (1906-1988) and Mary Ann 'Molly' Cookson (nee Birtles).
Wedding photo of Robert 'Bob' Cookson (1913-1985) and Annie Cookson (nee Isles).
7th July 2016
Information relating to Alice Newsham (1859-1917).
14th February 2016
Wedding photo of Richard Edwin Ronson (1924-1990) and Henrietta Ronson (nee Thompson).
13th February 2016
Photograph of Adam Green (1877-1944) and Ellen Green (nee Jenkinson) (1882-1958).
Photographs of Jenny Steele (nee Pye) (1899-1989) and Henry 'Harry' Ainsworth Steele.
Wedding photo of Victor Wilfred Gaulter and Margery Gaulter (nee Cookson) (1911-2008).
Wedding photo of John Jenkinson (1910-1998) and Elizabeth Jenkinson (nee Hall).
12th February 2016
A photograph of John Jenkinson (1848-1913) and Ellen Jenkinson (nee Dickinson) and a photograph of their daughters, Ellen, Hannah Lizzie, Alice and Ruth.
30th December 2015
Photographs and information relating to
Robert 'Bob' Stafford (1921-) and Mary Jenkinson (1925-2013).
24th November 2015
Correction of the birth date for Matthew 'Matt' Parkinson (1921-2003).
9th November 2015
An Obituary to Ethel Jenkinson (nee Gornall) (1919-2015), written by Ethel's daughter, Anne, has been added to the Interviews & Reports Section, and to Ethel's Biography.
24th October 2015
Information and photographs relating to William 'Billy' Orr (1902-1933).
20th October 2015
Information relating to Ellen 'Nell' Whiteside (1913-2006).
25th August 2015
Correction of the death date for William 'Billy' Orr (1902-1933).
4th January 2015
Identification of William Cookson in the Photo Gallery.
1st February 2014
Information and photographs relating to John Fenton (1879-1964) and Mary Fenton (nee Holmes).
3rd November 2012
Further information relating to John and Mary Alice Harrison (nee Higginson) (1880-1951) and their children, Isabella Harrison (1904-1980) , Thomas Harrison (1907-) , Ann Harrison (1910-)
and John Harrison (1915-1931).
3rd August 2012
Information relating to William Clegg (1898-1982).
5th May 2012
Information relating to James and Ellen Fisher, the parents of 'Owd Jemmy's' wife, Ellen Fisher.
4th May 2012
Information relating to Thomas 'Tom' Dewhurst Redman (1927-2005).
1st May 2012
Information and photos of Alf Preston and Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Preston (nee Cookson) (1896-1981).
Information relating to Robert Cookson (1888-1949) and his family.
11th March 2012
Information relating to Vesta Wadsworth (1911-2006).
6th March 2012
Photographs of Ralph Houghton and Elizabeth Stafford (1853-1934).
Photograph of Margaret Houghton (1874-1969).
Photograph of Eve Houghton (1885-).
Photographs of Vesta Houghton (1891-1962).
Photograph of Alice Stafford (1847-1939).
4th March 2012
Parents and birth details of Mary Margaret 'Molly' Ashworth (1917-).
17th January 2011
Wedding photograph of Matthew 'Matt' Parkinson and Mary Orr (1923-2005).
23rd September 2010
Information relating to James Billington (1911-2001) and Ellen 'Nellie' Billington (1916-1999).
Information relating Harold Bamber, Mary Bamber, Ada Bamber and Charles Bamber,
the children of William Bamber and Sarah Ellen Fairclough (1886-1980).
Photograph of James Fairclough (1881-) and Susan Fairclough (nee Haslam).
Photograph of Samuel Wood and Nancy Wood (nee Fairclough) (1889-1922).
22nd September 2010
Photograph of John 'Jack' Bailey Ronson and Deborah 'Dora' Jenkinson (1893-1977).
Wedding photo of Thomas 'Tommy' Rowe (1917-1988) and Doris Deborah Parr (1911-).
21st September 2010
Wedding photo of William 'Billy' Whiteside (1904-1986) and Maggie Whiteside (nee Danson).
Wedding photo of Terence Patrick Murphy and Annie Murphy (nee Jenkinson) (1928-).
Wedding photo of Harold Cummings and Alice Cummings (nee Banks) (1926-2003).
Wedding photo of Tom Collinson and Annie Collinson (nee Jenkinson) (1917-1988).
Wedding photo of Thomas Southward and Elsie Southward (nee Jenkinson) (1917-).
20th September 2010
Photograph of William Jenkinson (1886-1959) and Mary Alice Jenkinson (nee Bradley).
Photograph of Mary Jenkinson (1909-1988).
Wedding photo of Thomas 'Tommy' Ronson (1914-2002) and Jane Ronson (nee Armer).
Wedding photo of John 'Jack' Houghton (1879-) and Ellen Jane Houghton (nee Bleasdale).
9th August 2010
Photograph of Henry Bradley (1875-) and Betty Bradley (nee Cookson).
8th August 2010
Photo Gallery: Unknown photographs owned by Betty Rands (nee Webster). These three photographs were submitted by Betty's daughter Pat. She thinks the people in the photographs may be related to her mum. Can you help her name the individuals in the photographs?
5th March 2010
Photograph of Mary Ellen Dickinson (nee Jenkinson) (1898-1981).
14th February 2010
Information relating to John Alan Jenkinson (1934-2001) and Ann Christine Jenkinson (nee Hallas).
3rd February 2010
Photograph of John Jenkinson (1871-1952) and Ellen Jenkinson (nee Harrison) and their children.
Wedding Photo of Wilson Clifford Gardner and Isabel Harrison Jenkinson (1911-1994).
2nd February 2010
Photo of Richard Jenkinson (1854-1936), Jennet Jenkinson (nee Thompson) and their family.
Photo of Joseph 'Joe' Jenkinson (1887-1961), Margaret Jenkinson (nee Redman) and their family.
Wedding Photo of Richard 'Dick Jenkinson (1917-) and Hilda Barton.
28th January 2010
Photo of William Henry Cross (1885-1963) and Margaret Ann Cross (nee Hoyle).
Photograph of the children of Adam Parr and Mary Parr (nee Jenkinson) (1884-1964).
Wedding Photo of Thomas 'Tommy' Rowe (1917-1988) and Doris Deborah Parr (1911-).
25th January 2010
Photograph of James Cross (1871-).
Photo of the children of William Henry Cross (1885-1963) and Margaret Ann Cross (nee Hoyle).
20th January 2010
Photos of James Cross (1846-1930) and Elizabeth Cross (nee Haslam).
Photos of Thomas Cross (1873-) and Margaret Cross (nee Metcalf).
19th January 2010
Information relating to John Singleton (1882-1906).
11th January 2010
Information relating to Francis Johnson (1896-1945).
May 2009 to December 2009
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