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Tuesday 12 June 2012

Still delving

thro' 'family' history but not my own family tree.
If you excuse the pun, I decided to branch out.
The 1911  census is a mine of interesting information and gives an insight into life and times at the beginning of the 20th century. 
I took  a look at some of the 'important' families living in imposing buildings. 
Waddow Hall on the outskirts of Clitheroe, is a 17th century manor house and 'home' to the Girl Guides organisation. I have fond memories of sitting and singing round the camp-fire. 

In 1911 it was home to the Garnett family, with James Garnett esq. head of the family and a cotton manufacturer. He had a wife, daughter and there was a companion. They had 4 servants.
Cook - Leicester
Attendant - one Patrick age 33 from County Carlow (SW of Dublin).
House maid - Willington, Cheshire
Waitress - Sunderland
Kitchen maid - York

In the nearby village of Waddington, there was a school house. The head teacher's household included wife, son and a visitor - Beatrice, telephonist (Blackburn GPO)

The Buck Inn has an inn keeper (widow) and her niece (servant).

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