Presentation at Rotherstoke, Rotherham

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Rotherstoke

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.

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Effingham Works

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

Site of Rotherstoke, Moorgate, Rotherham - 03.04.08 (3)

Site of Rotherstoke in 2008

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.

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Wiggett – Rowbottom

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Saint Bede’s Church

Enid Rowbottom, born in 1944 in the Rotherham area, is my second cousin, once removed and son of Arthur Rowbottom and Mary Goodwin.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Enid’s marriage to John Wiggett.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT, OCT. 17th, 1964

Wiggett – Rowbottom

The marriage took place recently at the St. Bede’s R.C. Church, Rotherham, of Miss Enid Rowbottom, fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Rowbottom, of 56, Coleridge Road, Rotherham, and Mr. John Wiggett, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wiggett, of 38, Spring Street, Sheffield. Father E. Quinn officiated, and the organist was Miss T. Hanney.

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Cranworth, Rotherham

Given away by her father, the bride wore a full length gown of white figured brocade and circular train, a bouffant veil held by a head-dress of roses, and carried a bouquet of pink roses and stephanotis. She was attended by Miss Marie Rowbottom (bride’s sister), who wore a pink figured brocade dress with a spray of pink and white carnations. The best man was Mr. K. Wiggett (bridegroom’s brother), and the groomsman was Mr. C. J. Heddle.

A reception for 62 guests was held at the Cranworth Hotel, Rotherham. The bride’s mother wore a caramel and lemon coloured Courtelle suit, with brown accessories. The bridegroom’s mother wore a rust coloured suit, with green accessories. The couple, who will live at 148, Freedom Road, Walkley, Sheffield, received a set of bed linen from colleagues at England’s Smart Shoes, Limited.

Marriage of Miss E. Parkin

Holy Trinity Church, Thorpe Hesley

Holy Trinity Church, Thorpe Hesley

Jack Rowbottom, born in 1931 in the Rotherham area, is my first cousin, once removed and son of John Rowbottom and Amy Smith. Jack passed away in 2008.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Jack’s marriage to Emily Parkin.

THE ADVERTISER, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23rd (FOR SAT., DECEMBER 24th), 1955

MARRIAGE OF MISS E. PARKIN. – The marriage took place at the Thorpe Hesley Parish Church last Saturday of Miss Emily Parkin, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Parkin, 9, Elder Tree Road, Thorpe Hesley, and Mr. Jack Rowbottom, second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Rowbottom, 37, Elder Tree Road, Thorpe Hesley. The Rev. C. Diggins (Vicar) officiated. The bride, given away by her father, wore a gown of embroidered net over taffeta with an orange blossom head-dress and a full-length veil, and carried a bouquet of deep pink tea roses. The bridesmaids were Misses Mary, Florence, Christine and Joan Parkin (bride’s sisters) and Rita Rowbottom (bridegroom’s sister). The two first named wore lemon embroidered net over taffeta; Christine and Rita were in lilac figured taffeta, and Joan wore white figured satin and a lilac sash. They all carried bouquets of pink carnations and had head-dresses to tone. The best man was Mr. A. Evans (bridegroom’s uncle), and the groomsmen were Messrs. Ken Parkin (bride’s brother), and Ralph Rowbottom (bridegroom’s brother).

Home Accident

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Moorgate Hospital

John Henry Victor Scholes (known as Vic), born in 1918 in the Rotherham area, is my first cousin, twice removed and son of John Henry Scholes and Clara Rowbottom.

In 1943, in the Rother Valley, Vic married Mary Coggins.

Mary passed away in 2004 and below are newspaper articles pertaining to Vic’s death in 1970.

THE ADVERTISER, FRI., JULY 10th, 1970

SCHOLES. – On July 1st, in hospital, John Henry Victor (Vic), aged 51 years, of 33, Vale Avenue, Thrybergh, dearly loved husband of Mary, and loving father of Sandra and Alan.

Some day we’ll understand.

SCHOLES. – Mrs. Scholes, Sandra and Alan thank doctors and staff of Moorgate General Hospital, Nurse Trimble, Canon Dixon, all relatives, friends and neighbours for help, sympathy and floral tributes; the Central Labour Club, Rotherham, Rotherham Co-operative Society for funeral arrangements, and special thanks to Mr. Bernard Pepper for all his kindness and help during Mr. Scholes’ illness.

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Former Central Labour Club on Nelson Street, Rotherham

THE ADVERTISER, FRI., JULY 31st, 1970

Home accident contributes to death

An accident at his home contributed to the death of a Thrybergh man, an inquest heard last Friday.

Mr. John Henry Victor Scholes (51), of 33, Vale Avenue, died in Moorgate General Hospital, Rotherham, on July 1st, following the accident at his home on June 23rd, and a verdict of death by misadventure was recorded by the Rotherham Borough Coroner, Mr. P. S. Gill.

In a statement, Mrs. Mary Scholes said her husband developed chest trouble in 1959 and had difficulty in breathing. He was helping to move some furniture at his home when he fell to the floor and complained of pain in his back but refused to see a doctor.

Eventually he did and he was admitted to hospital on June 26th.

Dr. J. Warrack, pathologist, said apart from his chest, Mr. Scholes was in “reasonable health.” The injury contributed to his death, although in a normal healthy person it would not have been so serious.

Marriage of Miss S. Lee

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Saint Mary’s Church

Shirley Veronica Lee, born in 1932 in the Rotherham area, is my second cousin, once removed and great-granddaughter of Albert Rowbottom and Charlotte Yates.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Shirley’s marriage to Harry Deeley.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., SEPTEMBER 20th, 1958

MARRIAGE OF MISS S. LEE.

The marriage took place at the Rawmarsh Parish Church last Saturday of Miss Shirley Veronica Lee, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lee, of Central House, Wannop Street, Parkgate, and Mr. Harry Deeley, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Deeley of 28, Ingshead Avenue, Rawmarsh.

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The ‘Alex’, Parkgate

The Rev. C. Richardson officiated and Mr. Stocks was the organist. Given away by her father the bride wore a full-length gown of white nylon lace with an orange blossom head-dress and a shoulder-length veil. She carried a bouquet of mixed roses. The bridesmaids were Misses M. and P. Lee (bride’s sisters), who wore ankle-length gowns of lemon flocked organza, with sprays of pink carnations and Miss L. Lee (bride’s sister) and Miss J. Haslam (bridegroom’s cousin), who wore full-length dresses of lemon nylon and carried posies of sweet peas and roses. The bride’s mother wore a sage green coat and a small feathered hat and beige accessories. The bridegroom’s mother chose a grey figured dress with a blue hat and beige accessories. The best man was Mr. G. Deeley (bridegroom’s brother) and the groomsman was Mr. J. Wagstaff (bridegroom’s brother-in-law).

A reception was held at the Alexandra Hotel, Parkgate, where 80 guests were entertained. The honeymoon is at Torquay, the bride travelling in a red suite with cream accessories. The couple’s future address will be 186, Fitzwilliam Road, Rotherham.

Sheeran – Taylor

Saint Gerard's Church, Thrybergh

Saint Gerard’s Church, Thrybergh

John Peter Sheeran, born in 1931 in the Rotherham area, is my second cousin, once removed and grandson of Clara Rowbottom and John Henry Scholes.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after John’s marriage to Mary Taylor.

THE ADVERTISER, SAT., AUG. 14th, 1954

SHEERAN – TAYLOR

The marriage took place at St. Gerard’s Church, Thrybergh, last Saturday, of Miss Mary Taylor, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor, 25, Rockland Villas, Thrybergh, and Mr. John Peter Sheeran, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Sheeran, 16, Naylor Street, Parkgate. The Rev. J. J. O’Halloran officiated at Nuptial Mass, and Miss Mary Browne was the organist.

Both bride and bridegroom are teachers, the bride at St. Joseph’s School, Rawmarsh, and the bridegroom at St. Helen’s School, Hoyland.

The bride, given away by her father, wore a full-length ivory grosgrain gown with plain silk net veil and head-dress of stephanotis, and carried a bouquet of arum lillies, white roses and stephanotis.

Fullerton Hotel, Thrybergh

Fullerton Hotel, Thrybergh

She was attended by Miss Mary Flanigan (a friend), wearing a white shark skin ballerina-length dress, and Miss Veronica Sheeran (sister of the bridegroom) who wore a short white nylon dress with head-dress to match. Both carried posies of carnations and sweet peas.

The best man was Mr. Michael Sheeran (cousin of the bridegroom) and Mr. Terrance M. Sheeran (brother of the bridegroom) and Mr. Harry Ducker were groomsmen.

The bride’s mother wore a navy coat with white accessories; the bridegroom’s mother chose a mauve two-piece with black accessories.

A reception was held at the Fullerton Hotel, Thrybergh, and the honeymoon was spent at Torquay.

Among the presents were a blanket chest, cooking utensils and walnut egg cups from the staff and pupils of St. Joseph’s School, Rawmarsh, and an electric iron from the staff of St. Helen’s School, Hoyland.

Burton – Rowbottom Wedding

Burton - Rowbottom - 80 Years