Button, Isaac

Isaac Button, the son of Arthur and Caroline Button, was born at Soil Hill near Halifax on 28th June 1903. His grandfather, also called Isaac, had bought Soil Hill pottery in 1897 and worked there with his sons Arthur, George, and David. Isaac and his older brother Arthur Jnr inherited the pottery from their father Continue Reading

Newick, Charles

Charlie Newick, the son of Henry Newick and Emily Duplock was born in 1886 in Mayfield, Sussex. Henry was an agricultural labourer, so the Newick children (Harry, Charlie, William, Albert, James, Arthur, Frank, May, Sylvan and Emily) were raised on farms in Mayfield and Wadhurst in Sussex. In 1891 they lived at worked at Gold’s Continue Reading

52 Ancestors: Charles Newick (1886-1918)

Someone had photographed Charlie’s memorial and uploaded to Find a Grave, which is the app I’m using to index all the graves in the local churchyard. The memorial was in Tyne Cot and I thought how strange that was, I hadn’t heard of the place before and I’m pretty sure that the Newick family never left their Sussex villages. Tyne Cot memorial is in Belgium. The year 1907 which can only mean one thing. Charlie died in WWI.

Thurgoland Heritage Trail

Ever since I found out that I had family that lived in Thurgoland over 100 years ago, I have been trying to find out as much as I can. Some of this information I have come across quite naturally and accidentally, like finding 3rd great grandfather Giles Button’s house when I was out walking with Sam. Or finding information about the wire mills while lunching in the pub.