anyone remember Annie Hesketh nee Riley

Started by: heskyince (41)

hiya does anyone remember my gran Annie Hesketh she used to sing at st williams church in ince she had an amazing voice would love to here off anyone who new her or whose wedding she sang at

Started: 7th Nov 2006 at 21:13

Posted by: kayleigh (1161)

I rememder a lady always in church singing with a very strong clear voice, I loved to hear her.

will that be the same one ? I cant rememder her name.

Replied: 8th Nov 2006 at 19:33

Posted by: heskyince (41)

yea that will be her she was in a wheel church for a long time. she was a really good singer and was asked to sing at some famous places but my grandad wanted her to stay at home and look after kids. which is how it was in them days. ive been told that she could of made a real name for herself

Replied: 8th Nov 2006 at 19:40

Posted by: mystery (1)

yes i remember she sang fantasically i used to callround to her house withmy mum she had a daughter rita too

Replied: 30th Nov 2006 at 22:30

Posted by: heskyince (41)

yeah sadly my auntie rita died about 25 years ago i was only about 3 years old so cant remember her. she had 4 other cildren aswell as rita, vince,teresa,john and my dad lenny

Replied: 1st Dec 2006 at 00:25

Posted by: colbloggs (130) 

hi my name is colin blakeley,i used to live at thirteen thirlmere ave.i believe your granny used to live at the corner of thirlmere #23 i think.she sang at my wedding june 26 1971 at st bills.your dad probably remembers me i know my brother peter see`s him from time to wife and i gail are still married and live near toronto canada,close to niagara falls.I had heard that your gran could have achieved a great career as a professional singer.But from the memories i have of her,she achieved much,much more.she had a wonderfull spirit and dedicated her life to her family,whom she loved very much, as well as her service to her church.her voice was incredible,it was always moving to listen to her.we invited her to the reception,but she declined,and explained she needed to go and look after your was a privelidge to have known grandma mary griffitths used to visit with her,after she came to visit us.the world needs more people like her.all the best for the coming season. sincerely colin blakeley.

Replied: 14th Dec 2006 at 17:22

Posted by: heskyince (41)

hiya thanx for your very moving memories, they was really kind words,ive asked my dad and he remembers you and also your brothers peter and billy and your sister kathleen, all the very best to you and your family, linda hesketh.

Replied: 14th Dec 2006 at 21:00

Posted by: bodenl (38)

Hi i remember your gran and all her children i lived in laburnum ave maybe they will remember me as Linda Rigby

Replied: 15th Dec 2006 at 22:42

Posted by: heskyince (41)

hiya are you alice rigby's relation??

Replied: 16th Dec 2006 at 03:05

Posted by: bodenl (38)

hi your right i'm alice's youngest daughter. hows your dad not seen him for age's. can't remember when i last saw your uncle john how's he doing

Replied: 17th Dec 2006 at 18:24
Last edited by bodenl: 17th Dec 2006 at 18:41:57

Posted by: heskyince (41)

hiya my dads fine and uncle john is as daft as ever ha ha,i remember your mum very well she used to be good friends with annie walls who used to live next door to my other gran alice stott

Replied: 17th Dec 2006 at 19:12

Posted by: bodenl (38)

hello again i know you other gran as well i go to my daughters who lives in ince she is with ernie hiltons son your dad will know him but not been to laburnum ave since i lost my mum. give my regards to all.

Replied: 18th Dec 2006 at 18:04

Posted by: john joseph (3197)


nice when you get good forum messages like this one.



Replied: 18th Dec 2006 at 18:27

Posted by: heskyince (41)

thanx john joseph and to everyone else who posted lovely messages about my much missed gran

merry christmas

linda hesketh

Replied: 18th Dec 2006 at 21:40

Posted by: molly (310) 

message for colbloggs .. Colin are you any relation to Ernest Blakeley .. born in Yorkshire i think and then moved to Runcorn.. think he went to sea at one time

Replied: 19th Dec 2006 at 05:56

Posted by: colbloggs (130) 

hi molly not to my knowledge,i will ask my siblings three of who are older if they know anything.I do however recall having some relatives in the doncaster area,and my father mentioning someone that did go to the usa,and wasnt heard of again. all the best colin.

Replied: 21st Dec 2006 at 00:13

Posted by: molly (310) 

Thanks col if you check my profile you will see we share the same surname.
I am the widow of Vic Blakeley

Replied: 21st Dec 2006 at 23:48


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