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John Bercow's Grandad ......
Started by: tonker (20086)   Report abuse
.... used to live in Pemberton. Apparently!

John's Grandad, sat with John's Gran.


John. Sat on his own.

Posted by: whups (4097)   Report abuse
there is a resemblance there .

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (3917) Report abuse
Yes Whupsy, but is that Tonker tekint piss.

Posted by: gaffer (6167)   Report abuse
No trace of them in the Wigan area on the census records under either their original Jewish name of Berkowitz or the anglicised name of Bercow.
His parents were from Middlesex.

Posted by: baker boy (14979) Report abuse
according to tonker no one lives in wigan we all live in pemberton,got to admit pemberton is a very big place compared to wigan borough.

Posted by: jarvo (29337)  Report abuse
Tonker:

Posted by: tonker (20086)   Report abuse
Gaffer, his grandad changed his name to Bill Silcock whilst he was in Pemberton, to remain incognito due to t'war. He and his wife, Peggy, pictured above, stayed in lodgings above a shop in Ormskirk Road. And it's true that is!


"according to tonker no one lives in wigan ...."

I don't know where you've got that from BB!

Posted by: aussie94 (2300) Report abuse
tonker , not hard to see the resemblance , Good one

Posted by: kathpressey (5003)  Report abuse
I wonder what Bercow's grandad would have made of his grandon's antics today

Posted by: baker boy (14979) Report abuse
you tonks.

Posted by: gaffer (6167)   Report abuse
John Bercow's family history by Andrew Gimsom.

Bercow’s paternal grandfather, Jack Bercowitch, was a Jew from Romania who arrived in London at the age of 16, in 1900, worked first as a gas fitter and then as a furrier, and in due course opened a shop. Two of his sons, Ralph and Charlie, set up a business called Bercow Motors, in Warren Street in central London, which prospered until the late 1960s, when the council painted yellow lines on the road outside their showroom. Charlie Bercow married Brenda Bailey, a legal secretary who was not by birth Jewish, and in 1963 she gave birth to their son, John Simon Bercow. So when Bercow describes himself as “the Jewboy son of a taxi driver”, this is, as Friedman observes, “something of an over-simplification”. It would be more accurate to describe him as the son of a small businessman, which is probably one of the things that made him a natural Conservative. But when he was still quite young Bercow Motors did indeed close down, his parents got divorced, and his father started driving minicabs

Posted by: tonker (20086)   Report abuse
"Bercow’s paternal grandfather, Jack Bercowitch, was a Jew from Romania who arrived in London at the age of 16, in 1900, worked first as a gas fitter and then as a furrier, and in due course opened a shop. "


Yes. Like I said. The shop was in Ormskirk Road, Pemberton. Probably?

Posted by: chatty (7090)  Report abuse
Never realised Hughie Green was Bercow's grandad, I knew he was Paula Yates's dad......I mean that most sincerely folks!!











I'll get my clapometer.

Posted by: tonker (20086)   Report abuse
"Take the Money"! .... "Open the Box"!

Posted by: Salmon & Ball (460)  Report abuse
@ Chatty

Ive only just notice the resemblance

He's a ringer for Hughie Green

Posted by: broady (15079)   Report abuse
Tonker,
Is Michael Miles his grandad as well?

Posted by: aussie94 (2300) Report abuse

Posted by: tonker (20086)   Report abuse
Just related through marriage, Broady. On his Mum's side!

Posted by: ashtonman01 (143) Report abuse
John Bercow's an interesting character, particularly regarding Jo Cox. Wasn't he the one that praised the police officers whom rugby tackled Thomas Mair to the ground? (filmed from a neighbours house). An innocent man who was framed for the alleged murder of Jo Cox. I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him.

 
 
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