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Lynda Blundell nee Phillips
Vancouver, Canada
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 19:19
Message for Helen Wilson, Cameron Wilson's daughter
I have been going through some old photos and found a couple in folders of your grandmother Dorothy Wilson nee Brierly. One is dated July 1932 where she is in a cap and gown for graduation I presume and taken by F. Scrimshaw Studios, Leeds. Another is when she looks to be a young adult with some flowers taken by M. Mainsworth, Leeds. She was my mother's best friend and as I was an only child I inherited all the family photos. If you would like these two pictures please let me know and I will mail them to you.
Helen Wilson
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 09:58
Dear Lynda

Thank you for your message. I would love to have these. She graduated from Leeds University where I now work. What was your Mum's name?
Many thanks. If you have a private e-mail I'll send you my address as I don't want to put on a public board.

Many thanks for this - much appreciated.


Joan M. Tindale
Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:00
Hello - think I also have a few photos of Dorothy and family - Dorothy was my mother- Kathleen Binns nee Watson's- cousin. Kathleen and Elsie were daughters of Tom Watson and Elsie nee Smith - the Smith family of Rose Cottage, Dale End, Lothersdale.
David Laycock
Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:47
Hi Joan,
I had an Aunty Edith (with one leg) Smith, who lived in a cottage just as you started down the hill to the village. Not sure what the cottage was called. Any bells ringing? I think she was related to Smiths Jams of Bingley/Shipley?
Ruth Finlayson
Sutton in Craven
Sunday, February 19, 2012 17:14
Hi David and Helen Wilson.

It was Great Aunt Ada (with one leg) who used to live in a bungalow at Dale end Lothersdale. She then lived in several care homes before coming to live with us on the farm at Cowling. Yes she was related to Alice and Ethel Smith from Manningham, owners / connected to Smith's Jams of Shipley.

I can not remember Dorothy Wilson's husband's name but can remember them and Cameron coming to visit us at the farm.

If I am on the correct family he was the Principal of the music department at Manchester University. and used to bring me lots of music.

Helen Wilson
Friday, June 6, 2014 15:57
Dear Ruth and Joan

Browsing on this today I realise to my embarrassment that I never answered your messages - many apologies.

Yes, I knew Smith was a name back somewhere on my grandmother's line.
Dorothy was married to Eric who was Registrar at Manchester College of Music.
Thanks for the image of dad on a farm as a child - not really his natural environment as an adult! Sadly, he died last year at the age of 70. Edith, not with one leg, was Eric Wilson's sister who was a spinster.

Many thanks
Joan M. Tindale
Saturday, June 7, 2014 15:30
Hi - will ask my Auntie Barbara Binns nee Rhodes now 90 - of Lothersdale about Ada Smith asap, also I had a Great Auntie Edith Watson sister of my Grandad Tom, his brothers Jimmy and Sam, sisters Mary and Sarah (Edith also one leg later in life) of 98 Main Street, Cononley. My mother was of the Smith family of Rose Cottage, her mother was Elsie Smith who died age 32 having her second child, also named Elsie who died age 24 and lived with us in Cowling for a few years up until then.
I too have photos of Dorothy Brierley and family and also her son Cameron- probably the same photos as Lynda? How interesting after all this time, and good that some people actually do hang on to old photos etc.
I am also in touch with members of Emily Smith's family. Thomas Witney and Wm. Robert their brothers died WW1 and are on the Lothersdale memorial and in Cravens Part in the Great War book and web site.
Remember "Auntie Ethel" Conyers, later Burnop who also had one leg later on in life. She was always known as Auntie Ethel to all the local children, who she taught at Bethel Chapel Sunday School! Happy memories!
David Laycock
Melbourne Australia
Saturday, June 7, 2014 23:56
Hello Joan,
We were related to Conyers by marriage. My Aunty Annie (Bracewell) married Ernest Conyers. Yes we had some good memories from the Lothersdale crew, mostly on Boxing day at Aunty Annie's in Crosshills.
Joan M. Tindale
Monday, June 9, 2014 15:29
Will ask my Auntie to fill me in on the old Lothersdale residents. The old Lothersdale film made around 1973 is lovely!

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