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Michael Geoffrey Towers
Longton, Preston, Lancashire
Monday, January 27, 2014 15:47
Craven Area Genealogical
Anyone researching their family tree in the Craven area may find this free web site useful.

Wharfedale & Craven Genealogical Study @
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 20:09
Thanks for the info Michael. BTW - are you the Michael who used to live in King Edward Street with a sister Shirley. I used to baby-sit two Towers children many many years ago.
Michael Geoffrey Towers
Longton, Preston, Lancashire
Sunday, February 9, 2014 19:54
Hi Brenda,

That's me.

Remember you too, and Bruce, Eileen, Kathleen and David and of, course, your parents.

Shirley now lives in N. London and remembers playing with the girls in the back street!

Dad, who at nearly 93 is still living and a resident of Sutton Hall Nursing Home on the old Bairstow's site, sends his regards. Sadly, mum died 18 months ago.
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Friday, February 14, 2014 22:25
Hi again Michael. Eileen is in Foulridge, you may have seen either her paintings around the district exhibitions,or more than likely her husband's paintings, William Hobson ... Cath is in Welford, Bruce is in Sydney and I am on the Sunshine Coast QLD. so we are all spread around the place. I think I have a photo with Shirley on it with the other kids on the wall with Miss Jessie, so far I haven't found it but when I do I will ask Paul to post it. Thanks for your response and kind regards to everyone.
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Friday, February 14, 2014 22:54
BTW - if you haven't seen them already, there are a lot of class photos of CP School on this site - I know Shirley is in a couple 1958 and 1961... There could be more.
jane concha
San Diego, California, USA
Sunday, February 23, 2014 00:51
I am looking for burials of family members who may have been buried at the Sutton Bapt. Chapel. They died in 1950's and 1960. Does anyone know if the churcyard was still open to burials during that time and, if so, are there burial records available? Their names are HAYWOOD (one remarried and would be called LUND).
Yvonne Salt
Sunday, February 23, 2014 03:28
Hi JBConcha,

Our trees have many common ancesters.

Gertrude Haywood, Nee Nutter, after her first husband John died went on to marry Isaac Lund of can tie the rest in from my public ancestry account.

The original Baptist chapel was quite a magnificent building, as can be seen on the gallery section of this web-site, but was demolished and replaced by the building it is today. All the imposing headstones were removed from the front and it was grassed over.

I'm embarrassed to say that the Graveyard (what's left of it) is in serious need of repair before it's lost forever. To enter the area of the remaining plots one has to ignore the warning notice and climb over the entrance gate. This must be done with a good friend and before dusk!

It may be of help to download the 'Craven Indexes' www.cravenindexes. Only 10 to download and covers all the craven area.

Good Luck
margaret caunce
Lancaster & District Family History Group
Monday, April 7, 2014 13:25
Dear Jane Concha
Just a quite note to thank you for your order for four books of MIs from the Lancaster & District FH Group ~ I will post them tomorrow. Are you researching Haywood and Lund in our area or another name?
Thanks again.
Margaret Caunce
Publications L & D F H G

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