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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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Great-grandpa’s Huddersfield poem

My great-grandparents families, the Liversedges and Cooks were firmly rooted in the West Riding of Yorkshire, specifically Huddersfield.  Alfred John was born in Huddersfield and although the family moved for a while to Halifax they soon returned.  Charlotte Fanny was born in Fitzwilliam Street Huddersfield and her family lived there for many years although she … Continue reading »

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Great-grandpa and the cloak thief

At the moment my researches are focussing on my great-grandfather’s early life and trying to work out how the son of a tailor, whose first job was as a shop assistant in Huddersfield, made the leap to consulting engineer with an office off The Strand. I know he attended Huddersfield Mechanic’s Institute, I suspect evening … Continue reading »

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