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Grave of Harold Sumner, owner of Haigh Brewery
Photo: Rev David Long
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Item #: 33407
The grave is in the churchyard of St Mary Windgate, beside the A59 at Tarleton. He married Nina Mary Hazel Fletcher, the daughter of the Vicar of Holy Trinity, Tarleton (and later Archdeacon of Blackburn) - hence the connection. He also gave some wooden panelling in Holy Trinity church in memory of his parents - the inscription states his residence - Ashfield House, Standish. During WW1 he was Chairman of the Wigan Red Cross - for which he was awarded the MBE.
Note his date of death - 1931 - when Greenalls bought the brewery.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 9th November 2021 at 19:45

Well discovered David.

Comment by: winnie on 10th November 2021 at 17:21

Name: Harold Sumner (1911)
Age in 1911: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Standish with Langtree Street Address: Ashfield House Standish
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Director Of Commissal Compositor Household Members:
Name Age
Harold Sumner 42
Nina Mary Hazel Sumner 27
Nina Manley Sumner 6/12
Ellen Bull 35 Cook (Domestic)
Ada Harrop 36 Domestic
Ada Helen Burker 25 Lady's Maid
Annie Ella Bennett 25 Housemaid
Lucy Elisabeth Woodfield 19 Housemaid
Mary Haytree 19 Kitchen maid
Isabella Anna Lark 22 Nursery Maid

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