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Tagged With: Herbert James Liversedge

Engineering dynasties – The Lighthouse Stevensons

  I have just finished reading Bella Bathurst’s “The Lighthouse Stevensons”, the story of the family of engineers who built Scotland’s lighthouses.  The book was our reading group’s choice for June and I began reading it as an well written, engrossing family story but then started to find it an unexpected source of material, both … Continue reading »

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Great-grandpa in Belfast.

In May 1879 my great grandfather, Alfred John Liversedge, left both his job at Messers Hopkinson and Co and his home of Huddersfield to work in Belfast.  In October that year he returned to marry Charlotte Fanny Cook and in December 1880 their first child John Arthur was born, followed in July 1882 by my … Continue reading »

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A different kind of war service

Recently I watched a news item about the unveiling of a memorial to the Bevan Boys who were conscripted to work in the mines during the Second World War.  I knew my grandfather had not served in the armed forces during the first war and, searching through my tin boxes, I realised I had the … Continue reading »

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