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Tagged With: John Arthur Liversedge

Great-great grandpa gets a parking ticket

If you thought parking tickets were a relatively new invention, think again, the ever interesting Huddersfield Chronicle has turned up a story about John Arthur Liversedge, my great-great grandfather that would be familiar to many a tradesman today. When my great-grandfather Alfred John Liversedge was born in 1854 his family lived in Huddersfield where his … Continue reading »

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The Paradise comes to Barnsley

Although to me my great grandfather, Alfred John Liversedge, is the epitome of the Victorian engineer his career could easily have taken another turn.  His first recorded employment was as a draper’s assistant and this would have been more in-line with the family tradition.  When he was growing up his father, John Arthur Liversedge, was … 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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Summer holidays in Scotland – Edwardian Style

As the surprisingly hot summer days seem to be drawing to an end I was reminded that my great-grandfather used to decamp his family to Scotland to escape the London heat.   One of his daughters, my great aunt Gladys, was an enthusiastic photographer and I have some of her albums from those summers. The family … Continue reading »

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