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david dryden
Saturday, May 31, 2008 05:23
looking up the past
my name is David Dryden i once lived in harker st sutton arouned the coner from the coop ,i went to the school across from the park entrenc ,my brother is buried in the yard next door,on your webb page there is a photo of some men air raid wardens well my Gandad is in that photo his name is joshua v clough,i played with ken pye, and long bottom,and others,well my grand kids ,want to see some of my old school photos ,well i have none so i hope some one can help me pleas arouned from 1948 to 1952-3
Monday, June 16, 2008 19:11
Hi David, I wonder if we could be related in some way? my Mothers maiden name was Dryden, and we have a cousin who is buried in sutton churchyard, seems a coincidence, my mothers brother was called Robert (Bob) who lived in sutton, my Mother was called Mary, and her husband was George Harrison.
Duncan McHenry
Monday, June 16, 2008 19:43
Hi, Sara,
Just browsing the Sutton website and saw your message.
I left Sutton 50 years ago but some names ring a bell.
There was a George Harrison worked at William Hartley's when I was an apprentice there - he worked in the mechanic's shop.
I think he organised a yearly trip to Belle Vue that me and my mum and dad and sister, Janet, always went on.
Do you think it's the same George Harrison ?
david dryden
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 06:59
hi sara i think you are if your mothers name is mary ,yes my dads name was bob or robert eldon dryden ,mary lived i canot think of the place but all i know is you went to sutton lane end turned right up the road round a bend and there was council houses on the right ,i remember that ,the boy in the churchyard is my brother i never new him he died be for i was borne is name was michel ,and i think there is a girl buried in the same grave a cousens cousen .and the drydens came from northuberland a long time ago ,there was some part of the familay lived in farme house at sutton lane end it was on the right on the hill,and if all this looks right to you then there is a lot more you can find email me if so
david dryden
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 07:58
hi well ive looked throue the site for potoes of schools there is plenty for the county school but none for the sutton c of e school thats the school photoes im looking for is from 1943 to 1953 if there is hope you can help
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 13:04
hi david, yes that is my family, originally they lived at the knott farm which is the place you were thinking of on sutton lane, that was my mum, dad, grandma and grandad, and my sister ann and brother terry, they moved to eastburn just before i was born, i remember visiting uncle bob with my mum when i was very young and i am sure i can remember playing with a boy in the front garden which was probably you, but i didn't think it was harker street, did you move to holme lane? we must be cousins if your dad was my mothers brother, how nice to find you on here, my sister ann will be able to tell you much more about the family than i can she is older than me and probably has some old photos too, we will have to keep in touch now, i don't know how to get you e mail address but will put mine on here although i don't know if the site will show it, it is, saraoc19 at btinternet dot com
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 13:06
hi duncan, i am not sure if it will be my dad that worked at hartleys i would be a bit too young to remember, but will ask the oracle (my sister) and let you know.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 13:28
me again david, i have just thought you may not remember me as being called sara, my family always called me isabel, i was named after aunt belle, who was another sister of your dad, and i think i put a dot too many in my mail address it is saraoc19 at btinternet dot com look forward to hearing from you.
Paul Wilkinson
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 13:35
Hi Sara. I've changed '@' to ' at ' and '.' to ' dot ' in your email address to prevent it being harvested by spambots, and sent an email to you and David with each others email address. Paul
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 14:12
thanks very much paul, i did wonder about putting the address on here, but was so pleased to have come across a relation i didn't want to risk not being able to get in touch again, what a pleasant surprise it has been, thanks again sara.
david dryden
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 04:11
hi sara thanks sent you a letter by email hope you get it ihpe its right the webmaster sent it thnks to him if you dont get it let me know one way or other hope to here from you and anne david
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 22:21
Hi David glad you are enjoying the site, Spoke to my dad and he thinks Grandad Clough had a brother but may not be the same surname as his mum was married several times, guess it will be hard to find out.

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