Earby & District Local History Society
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Born 29-01-1950 Earby. Springfield, New Road schools, Ermysteds
Grammar. Leeds College of Commerce. University of Wales.
Emigrated to America 1972. Returned to England 1979 Hull for 6 months.
Computer programmer. Wellington New Zealand 1982. 1985 returned to
Michigan. Folk singer/recording artiste. Hosted Radio folk song show for
5 years(tapes going cheap). Sails on Lakes. Marries Rosy 1972,
Married Elaine Bolton. 4 daughters, a son, 2 grandsons.
Born 25-05-1944 in Crewe (Dad worked at Rolls there) moved to Earby ranch
1946. Kelbrook school, Left Earby to live in Kelbrook. Ermysted's grammar
school, Rolls-Royce apprenticeship. Rhythm guitarist and background singer for 4
years with a Crosshills group. Married Pauline Barnes 1964 went to live in
Barlick. 2 children, Mandy 1966, and Simon 1967.Left Rolls to work at Earby
Light in Kelbrook. Lived in Earby until1971. After the divorce went to Cologne,
Germany. Worked for Linde as a turner (couldn't speak a word of German at the
beginning). Got custody of the children and re-married 1972 (Local Cologne lass,
Gisela). Got the language problem fixed and now work for a Swedish company,
Atlas Copco, here in Cologne in the Quality Control (Technical documentation
and translations). Another daughter, Chiara, born in 1980. Been here ever since.
Still play guitar and keyboard and try to keep singing.
Born in 1944 on Warwick Drive, Earby (in a prefab). Moved into Earby itself in 1946 and returned to the Ranch in 1954 to Kenilworth Drive.
Attended Springfield Infants School, Earby New Road School, Alder Hill (for a couple of years) and then Keighley Tech. Sister of Avril (lives in Barlick).
Moved to Canada in February 1964. My husband, Derek, and I have three boys: Paul, Darren, Jason as well as five grandchildren. We live in Oakville on the shores of Lake Ontario. Love the summers when we go sailing as much as we can, and enjoy spending time in my garden. Not too crazy about our long, cold winters. Retired in February 2004 and now busier than ever.
Born Scunthorpe, Lincs.August 1941. Moved to Nelson. Moved to Earby
1946.Kelbrook school, Skipton Girls' High School.
8/58 - 7/63 Civil Service 1) Colne tax office 2) Keighley N.I.Office 3)
Keighley tax office. 12/61 m.Lynton Mason, computer programmer, Skipton
and Bradford. (no biological children, loads of "unofficial" ones ) 8/63 L's
job moved us to Stoke-on-Trent. 4/67 - 8/76 worked full-time with Jehovah's
witnesses (joined in 1962) in 1) Methil, Scotland 2) Barnsley, Yorks, 3)
Tipperary, Irish Republic. 8/76 onwards. Reverted to part-time voluntary work
with witnesses, picking up whatever work was available locally so we could
stay in Ireland (a poverty - stricken country then, unlike today) 1992 Lynton
early retirement due to heart trouble. I work a few hours from home.
1990. I had 2 cancer operations and I'M FINE!
Born Bradford 1953. Moved to Earby (57 Kenilworth) 1964.
Alder Hill School 1964-1965. Barnoldswick Modern 1965-1969.
Earby Light Engineering apprenticeship 1969-1973.
Nelson College 1969-1970. Keighley College (Barnoldswick
Married Linda Watson 1972. One daughter Sonja born 1973.
Divorced 1986. Married Janet Horsfield 1995 .
Moved to Los Angeles 1995 working for Haas Automation.
Moved to San Francisco 1996 working for Turnkey Technologies
Returned to Los Angeles 1999 working for Vortech Superchargers.
I'm a CNC programmer/setter.
Born in October 1951. My family were then living in one of the prefabs on
Warwick Drive. Moved into 52 Kenilworth Drive when I was approx two years old. Lived on the ranch until March 1967 when we moved to Barnoldswick.There were quite a few of us - in order: Jimmy, Marjorie, Eileen, Carmel, Me and Helen. Helen is 13 years my junior and was born at home .We had a dog Beauty, a small black crossbreed and later we acquired a more unusual breed -a Basenji. An extremely elegant, regal looking creature that didn't bark, who answered to the name of 'Mick'. He was totally unmanageable and was responsible, I think, for putting Les Ranson off dogs for life - when, one day, Mick rushed out and bit poor Les on the backside whilst he was running past our gate. (Sorry Les!) Actually I apologised for this many years later when we both lived down Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick.Married to Doug Boyd we have
two grown up sons, Matthew and Thomas, and live in Barnoldswick. We also have a dog Hollie the collie! Employed by Rolls-Royce plc as a
secretary/administrator. Hobbies: Art, travel (love Italy), walking, literature.Read the local news for Pendle Voice Talking Newspaper for the blind.
Lived on the Ranch until 1962; firstly on Warwick Drive in prefab; then moved to Kenilworth Drive. 1962-65 went to Charlotte Mason Training College in the
Lake District. Met my future husband in Ambleside. Came back to Kenilworth Drive in 1965. Taught at Foulridge school. Married Peter Wilson in 1965. Moved to Barnoldswick. Have two sons Craig and Glyn. Worked for
25 years at Pendle Nursery in Barnoldswick.
Born January 1942 in Southport. Moved to Earby at about six months old. Attended Salterforth Primary School, and still remember Miss Longbottom, headmistress, and the Christmas concerts, dancing around the Maypole in the large central room, rounders in the school yard, and the heavy iron gates at the front, I think they were green coloured and the brick wall all around. Started at Barnoldswick Secondary Modern School in 1953. No happy memories there, teachers were very strict and scary.
Brother Ian was born March 1943, sister Susan in April 1947, both born at home on Churchill Avenue. Moved to the new house at 77, Kenilworth, must have been about 1952. Shortly after that my dad announced we were all moving to Canada. Dr Morrison advised him to find a dryer climate as he suffered badly from asthma. He left in 1953 to get established here, and we followed him over in June 1954. Does anyone remember buying Ian's and my BSA bikes as we had to sell them.
Married in 1962 to Brian Brooks, a Canadian, separated in 1970, later to divorce in 1973. Have two daughters, Lori who is now 40 and Amanda (Mandy) who is 38. Have 5 grandchildren, two girls and three boys ranging from 2 to 10 years of age.
Recently retired after 33 years at the same company, but putting in a few hours at a new home site on the weekends to help out daughter Lori.
Accidentally came across Ken's Ranch site 3 weeks before I retired in November 2003, and have been on it ever since. Wonderful idea he had. I'm hearing from people that I haven't seen for 50 years.
Born 20-09-45 Earby, lived in John Street until 1952, moved to
33, Kenilworth Drive in 1952. Married Peter Laycock from Kelbrook
in April 1964 and moved to 64, Kenilworth Drive.
Son Adam born 01-10-70.
Moved to Winnipeg, Canada in November 1981. Still there despite long snowy cold winters, long hot summers make up for it. Working at The University of Winnipeg in Fundraising. Been there for 24 years, moved around the University. 1995 Diploma from The University of Winnipeg Continuing Education Division in Management Studies - majoring in
Grandchildren, Dorian 7, James 6, and Jocelyn 6months.
Sister Pat Hustwick living at Klondyke near Salterforth.
Born 6-3-41, came to Earby and Ranch 1943 with parents Bill and Kitty from Liverpool. Lived at 1,Earlsdon Avenue until moved to 28,Kenilworth Drive. Went to Springfield Infants, New Road School, year at Alderhill and retook 11+ and then transferred to Skipton Girls High School.
Started work at Rolls-Royce and followed a secretarial position until 1964. Married Alexander(Sandy) Gibb in September 1963. Son Andrew born September 1964, daughter Catherine born July 1967. Grandchildren Ben 8, Rosie 5 and Chloe 4. Moved to Barnoldswick in 1972. Husband a financial advisor for thirty years, worked for him as secretary(general dogsbody), now retired.
Hobbies: Music, member of Ghyll Golf Club over twenty years, motoring holidays, dog/cat/horse lover, collecting fine wines, gourmet cooking, entertaining friends and family.
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