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Old 06-03-2020, 18:22   #1
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Wadington Street

Hi, as the newest member, but not living in Accrington and district can I ask if there are any old pictures of Wadington Street. My grandpa John Walter Walsh was born at number 7 on April 1, 1893. His dad James Walsh died of TB in 1906 and his widow Arabella moved to Cumberland (where she was from originally) with my grandfather who later married and lived in Maryport.
I am doing family tree research and the Walsh family all (or certainly most) lived in Clayton le Moor and Accrington and I am back to the late 1700's.
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Old 29-03-2020, 11:23   #2
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Re: Wadington Street

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Hi, as the newest member, but not living in Accrington and district can I ask if there are any old pictures of Wadington Street. My grandpa John Walter Walsh was born at number 7 on April 1, 1893. His dad James Walsh died of TB in 1906 and his widow Arabella moved to Cumberland (where she was from originally) with my grandfather who later married and lived in Maryport.
I am doing family tree research and the Walsh family all (or certainly most) lived in Clayton le Moor and Accrington and I am back to the late 1700's.
Hello and welcome, I am afraid that I cannot help you picture wise but could the street that you are looking for be Waddington Street, situated off Avenue Parade, Accrington ?
Regards, Taddy, the Lancashire Ludite.
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Old 14-04-2020, 18:59   #3
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Hi Walshie,
Perhaps I can help. your John Walter W's parents were living at 7 Washington Street in Accrington at the 1891 census, and I suggest that the writing on JWW's baptism record is what you've been looking at, and it's very unclear and you've read it as Waddington Street. By the time that the 1901 census came around the family had moved to 91 Stanley Street in Accrington.
Good Luck with your research, davidf
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Old 19-04-2020, 09:19   #4
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Hi Walshie,
Perhaps I can help. your John Walter W's parents were living at 7 Washington Street in Accrington at the 1891 census, and I suggest that the writing on JWW's baptism record is what you've been looking at, and it's very unclear and you've read it as Waddington Street. By the time that the 1901 census came around the family had moved to 91 Stanley Street in Accrington.
Good Luck with your research, davidf
I stand corrected David, it was Washington Street that I was thinking of, not Waddington Street, probably what's now classed as a "Senior" moment from me.
Regards, Taddy.
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Old 20-04-2020, 14:51   #5
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Thee and me both, Taddy. I automatically wrote Waddington Street with two ds, as we'd expect it to be spelled, when there's only one upward stroke in the baptismal record I referred to, and which is why our friend Walshie spelled it with only one d. Cheers!
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