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Started by: brian (838)  Report abuse
Detailed, specific questions and answers board by popular request. Feel free to share your knowledge or to ask questions.

Posted by: kathpressey (4061)  Report abuse
i like this one and I should learn a lot!

Posted by: malon (1) Report abuse
The German prisoner of war camp in Warrington Road, Ashton. Opposite the entrance gates was a garage, yard and filling station, It belong to Jack Case, Plant Hire in the 1940`s can any body remeber the previous onwer name. The garage is at the corner of Park View and Warrington Road it`s Robbinson Saddlery now. look forward to your replies.

Posted by: tonker (18784)   Report abuse
There was never a German prisoner of war camp in Warrington Road, Ashton.

It was a 'British' prisoner of war camp!

PS: the best thing to do with this question, is put it on 'general' or on the history board proper. I reckon Geoff Campion might remember, as he used to live near there and he's proper owd!

Posted by: nannysodoff (390) Report abuse
I am helping a lady to find some info about her grandfather WALTER NUTTALL,a steeplejack. He was born Blackburn late 1800 s.

He was killed in 1940, while working on a chimney in Wigan.

Could anyone please help?
Thankyou.

Posted by: trixie (4817)   Report abuse
Where is Geoff has he emigrated to Florida?

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
Nannysodoff I found this LEP

FELL FROM CHURCH WEATHERVANE Blarkiinni Employers Submit to £5OO Award “NOT INSURED” WIDOW, with four dependent ..
“... a claim at Blackburn County Court, to-day. under the Workmen's Compensation Act. The action was a sequel to the death Walter Nuttall
(35), steeplejack, of William

Monday 05 December 1938 , Lancashire Evening Post , Lancashire, England
Type: Article Words: 136 Page: 8 Tags: none

Im not a subscriber, which you need to be to see the full article.

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
Also found this on WW for 1938

April 1. - Fatal fall from Wigan Parish Church flag pole on church tower of Walter Nuttall (35), steeplejack.

Link

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse

“... Wigan Parish Church was badly corroded was given by Police-Constable Hope, when the Inquest was held this afternoon on Walter Nuttall (35). Flelden-street. Blackburn ... ”

Monday 04 April 1938 , Lancashire Evening Post , Lancashire, England
Type: Article Words: 364 Page: 9 Tags: none

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Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
Name: Walter Nuttall
Event Type: Death
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Registration Year: 1938
Registration District: Wigan
County: Lancashire
Event Place: Wigan, Lancashire, England
Age (available after 1866): 35
Birth Year (Estimated): 1903
Volume: 8C
Page: 3
Line Number: 9

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
Name: Walter Nuttall
Event Type: Birth Registration
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year: 1902
Registration District: Blackburn
County: Lancashire
Event Place: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Volume: 8E
Page: 397
Line Number: 353

 
 
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