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"Kenhill" Preston Road Standish
Started by: julieall (97)  Report abuse
My dad was born in 1933 and on his birth certificate his place of birth is listed as "Kenhill" Preston Road Standish. I have tried looking for old maps of the area but have been unable to track this place down. I don't know if it is a house name (I doubt it as they would have been a very poor family) or maybe a lodging house. Can anyone help.

Posted by: linma (2533) Report abuse
If you go into Kenhill Coaches Standish and scroll down it refers to 10 Preston Road Standish. You might get some help from Standish Church (St Wilfrid''s ) church records.

Posted by: julieall (97)  Report abuse
Thank you Linma. I will have a look at that.

Posted by: MarieM (5561) Report abuse
Julie I found the staff at the History shop on Library St were brilliant when I traced my family tree.

Posted by: FAT MICK (283) Report abuse
Cyril said Can someone copy and paste this on julialls thread about her father on Places over on the Communicate Board. this has been copied from St Wilfred' Parish Records on Lancashire Online Parish Clerk. There isn't any more information as to was Kenhill the name of a house or a Close off Preston Road - maybe someone will know. Linma mentions a coach firm, but that is Kenmore coaches.

Baptism: 26 Jul 1933 St Wilfrid, Standish, Lancs.
Norman Pilkington - 1st son of Joseph Pilkington & Ada
Born: 3 Jul
Abode: 10 Kenhill Preston Rd. Standish
Occupation: Machine Hand
Baptised by: C.W.N. Hutton Rector
Register: Baptisms 1911 - 1943, Page 258, Entry 2061
Source: Original Register

It's quite interesting to read through, I never knew that a farm was on High Street, and there's a lot of place names I've haven't heard of eg Jacks Terrace.

Baptism: 14 Jan 1931 St Wilfrid, Standish, Lancs.
Margaret Cooper - 3rd daughter of Arthur Edmund Cooper & Dorothy Esther
Born: 16 Dec
Abode: High Street Farm Standish
Occupation: Farmer
Baptised by: C.W.N. Hutton Rector
Register: Baptisms 1911 - 1943, Page 237, Entry 1894
Source: Original Register


Posted by: gaffer (6206)   Report abuse

Your dad's address will be detailed in the 1939 census. If you can let me have his name please send an email via ron@wiganworld.co.uk I'll send you a copy of his entry in the 1939 census by return.

Posted by: julieall (97)  Report abuse
Thank you gaffer. I have sent you an email.


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