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Joan M. Tindale
Saturday, June 8, 2013 16:22
Widdop family photo.
What a good photo! Have alerted Mik Widd(up) who says that his family originated from a Sutton farm - Stubbin Hill??
Tony Ingham
Sunday, June 9, 2013 15:25
Hi Joan
1911 census James Widdop born 1860 black lane ends Colne. lives at WEST VIEW. SUTTON
1881 census James Widdop born 1860 Colne Lancashire lives at Stubbing Hill Sutton.
with Father Richard
Mother Jane
Brother John
Brother Sutcliffe
Sister Sarah Jane. I think it's the same James Widdop.
Paul Wilkinson
Monday, June 10, 2013 08:09
Richard and Jane Widdop (Widdup) are mentioned in Robin Longbottom's excellent article 'The Life and Times of Stubbing Hill' in the history section.
Joan M. Tindale
Monday, June 10, 2013 21:38
Fascinating - now seen the book and passed the news on to Mik.
Mik Widdup
Cowling - Architect.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 16:16
Thanks to Joan for letting me know this photo had been posted and thanks to Tony for posting it. This is James Widd(u)p and family, the census has the surname mis-spelled. James is my great, great grandfather and I have a couple of photos of him and his family. His son Normal married Annie Greenwood and I have their wedding photo, and a photo of their three sons - one of whom is my grandfather, the late Cedric Greenwood Widdup, a colourful character by any measure.
If anybody is interested I could post the photos.

I remember Cedric telling of a photo with James posing at the wheel of a car. Once the photo had been taken James got out refusing point-blank to ride in it! Cedric was born in West View, the part that used to be the Chippy. I'm not sure when James lived at black Lane Ends but understood he had a haulage business at some point.

Thanks again for the photo and prompt, it's reignited my interest in my family history.

Tony Ingham
Thursday, June 13, 2013 07:12
Hello Mik, The 1861 census shows James living at the Black Lane Ends PUB, he being landlord and farmer of 40 acres. 1851 census he's in Barnoldswick as a apprentice Blacksmith.(age 20)
1861 STUBBING HILL Sutton.
Tony Ingham
Thursday, June 13, 2013 07:19
SORRY MIK,it should be 1871 Stubbing Hill.
1891 ,young James is at Gibb Side Farm Cononley farming.
Mik Widdup
Cowling - Architect.
Sunday, June 16, 2013 07:42
Thanks Tony, That's filled in some gaps. Its embarrassing how little I know about my family. All this information is very gratefully received !
Tony Ingham
Sunday, June 23, 2013 11:44
Maurice Atkinson
Sunday, June 23, 2013 11:54
Nope-----no one in!
David Laycock
Monday, June 24, 2013 10:54
I thought you only hibenate in winter?
Terry Longbottom
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:43
Hi Tony they have gone with the donkey's to Blackpool.

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