Ada Rowbottom, nee Harrison, is the wife of my great grand uncle, David Rowbottom.
Ada spent the last nine years of her life living in ‘Rotherstoke’, which was a care home for the elderly.
Rotherstoke was a large house built on Moorgate Road, Rotherham, by the industrialist, George Haywood, in the 19th century. George was a partner in Yates, Haywood and Co. Ironfounders, of Effingham Works, Rotherham.
Rotherstoke was demolished circa 1980s and residential accommodation was built on the site.
Below is a newspaper article pertaining to Ada’s time living in Rotherstoke.
THE ADVERTISER, SAT., APRIL 2nd, 1955
Presentation at “Rotherstoke”
Mrs. Ada Rowbotham, one of the first residents at “Rotherstoke,” Moorgate, Rotherham, presented a clock to the matron and superintendent, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Hall, at a ceremony attended by the residents and staff on Tuesday.
The presentation was made on behalf of those in residence at the home in recognition of Mr. and Mrs. Hall’s services during the five years since “Rotherstoke” was opened.
Owing to the failing health of Mrs. Hall, they have had to resign from their respective positions, but they will still reside in Rotherham.