The photo Gallery

 

 

 

 

The Percy Arms, Birtley and the Smith Family……

From top left: Margaret Smith (Osborne) with four of her ten children. W. G Smith, Walter Smith and Others, The Percy Arms, George Smith and Ossie Smith.

 

 

 

Thompson Baty at his Bowls Club, with Isabel his sister and the note relating to the ‘Dagger’ held by the Desgris Family….. there is another dagger in Jane Pett’s possession…..Thoms dagger

 

Jane’s DaggerUncle Thom's Dagger (2)

 

Barbara Bowls

Thom Isabel Leo Paul 1958

Winnie possibly

 

Thom, Isabel, Leo and Paul – 1959

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May Fairbrother (Ellis), late 1940’s, was the brooch a gift from Uncle Thom ?

Lily a cup

 

 

 

 

Lily with one of her Prize Cups for cookery

mum, nana etc

Front row: Sandra and May Ellis, Lilian Fairbrother, who are the others ?

Jane & Sandra

 

Jane and Sandra Ellis

 

wedding cake jane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May loved to cook  (a skill she had inherited from her mother Lilian).
She went to evening classes to learn cake icing, and this was one of her achievements. Jane’s wedding cake in the design of Wedgewood for the 1978 marriage.

Bedspread

Lilian was a first class knitter and crocheter and loved nothing more than a challenge of something new to make.
Jane writes, “I still have many jackets, jumpers etc. she made for me, including this bedspread made up of 1600 individual small squares in white cotton, hand sewn together for my wedding 40 years ago.

She made this one on one of her visits to us “down south” in between cooking us all many delights of cakes and pastries etc.”

Sandra & Jane

 

Sandra & Jane Ellis in 1978

Sandra

Sandra on her way to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace !

 

Birtley School photo

Birtley School Photo (early 1930’s)

This photo has been featured in the main pages, nevertheless it is worth a mention separately.

Back row left to right:

2nd – Thomas Baty, 6th – Thomas (Thompson) Fairbrother born 1920

Second row:

2nd – Winnie Fairbrother born 1921, 4th – Isabel Baty born 1917

Third row:

4th-  May Fairbrother born 1924.

 

Another Birtley School Photo and the kids playing in the snow – no date, Winnie is back middle.

 

Hubert (Hughie) and Winifred (Winnie) Fairbrother