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  • November 27, 2011

    Churwell’s Cinderella Story

    'For a few weeks I attended the Thornhill Free Church School and that is all the education I ever had in a school.   As far my stepfather had taken little notice of me, but my increasing age I suppose made...

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  • November 12, 2011

    Wind the Bobbin Up, Wind the Bobbin Up

    'I was born at Thornhill Edge, a mining village about 3 miles from Dewsbury, on May 10th 1846.  My father died soon afterwards, and my mother and I continued to live with my grandfather, in whose house I was born,...

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  • November 1, 2011

    Sprung from Sturdy Yorkshire Stock

    'To what purpose this account of my life will eventually be put I cannot say.  My present purpose is to set down events in order as I remember them, for the benefit of my family, whose present comfortable circumstances might...

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  • October 31, 2011

    Introducing Henry Heaton

    Henry Heaton was the father of William Heaton who founded Heatons.  Whilst delving through Doreen Heaton's wardrobe one day this summer, we found some family photographs and a first hand account of the life of Henry Heaton between the years...

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  • October 9, 2011

    Heaton's History - Introducing Doreen

    Yesterday we went to see Doreen Heaton, Tim's grandmother, who is on the right here. To be fair, we have both been so busy working on getting the website ready to go, that we hadn't been round to see her...

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