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Old 15-11-2018, 11:40   #46
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Re: Wellington Bomber production in Accrington?

Hello Mike I hope that you received my private message in answer to yours, if not please let me know.
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Old 16-11-2018, 10:54   #47
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Glad that you received my pm Mike, I am not very adept with this Bill Gates machine yet.
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Old 17-11-2018, 09:08   #48
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Re: Wellington Bomber production in Accrington?

Seemingly so... lol

The building the bombers were made in had and still have asbestos roofs.
Worries you a bit when you have to go work there.
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:36   #49
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I have a photo of my mum on what I presume is a works outing. Before the war, she worked at the cotton mills before moving to H&B to "rivet Wellingtons" as she would put it. As such, I'm not sure whether it is a Mill outing or an H&B trip; they both must have given the workers some breaks; also I had heard that H&B looked after their workers.

My mum, Honora Maguire at the time, is seated front centre; with her older sister, Margaret, immediately behind


Here is another photo of Honora and Margaret (both on the right) which, I believe, was taken near to their house in Plantation Road.


Margaret lived in Huncoat and married a gentleman called Harold but I'm sad to say that I've left it too late to find out anything more about them, except that they moved to Towneley Avenue.

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Mike
I was born in 1944 at 79 Plantation St Accrington. My father, Robert Maguire was born in 1917 at 44 Grange Lane Accrington. He was a machinist at a munition works. His mother, Honora Maguire was a cotton weaver.
Is there any connection?
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Old 08-06-2019, 10:56   #50
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Are the couple on the right Joan and Tom Woods?
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Old 14-06-2019, 15:13   #51
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I was born in 1944 at 79 Plantation St Accrington. My father, Robert Maguire was born in 1917 at 44 Grange Lane Accrington. He was a machinist at a munition works. His mother, Honora Maguire was a cotton weaver.
Is there any connection?
Mike and I have established off-line messaging and I can confirm that Honora and Margaret are (were) his aunts. This also means that he and I are cousins!
Another little dit, which I didn't accomplish, is that Mike, his dad Robert, my Mum Honora and Margaret all lived in the same house togethe; plus our grandmother, another Honora.


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Old 14-06-2019, 15:47   #52
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Ah, the magic of Accyweb.
So glad you have gained a new found cousin Mike.
Finding rellies is a long and winding road.....but the views are really interesting.
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