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Reel Lives: Saltaire women who worked in the mills
Researched by Colin Coates

 

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Eastell, Ada
1871 – 24 November 1945

Ada Eastell was born 1871 in Saltaire, the fifth of six children to William & Elizabeth Eastell. From 1871 to 1891 the family lived at 5 Jane Street in Saltaire. William worked as a warehouseman in the mill.

In 1881 Ada, aged only 10, was working as a spinner. In 1891 she was working as a stuff weaver working. In 1901 & 1911 she was living with her widowed mother at 18 Herbert Street in Saltaire.  She continued working as a weaver.

Ada died a spinster 24 November 1945. At the time of her death she was living at Mooreville, 20 The Avenue in Clayton Bradford. Ada was the sister of Fanny Eastell

 

Eastell, Fanny
c1875 -????

Fanny Eastell was born c1875 in Saltaire, the youngest of six children to William & Elizabeth Eastell. From 1871 to 1891 the family lived at 5 Jane Street in Saltaire. William was a warehouseman in the mill.

In 1891 Fanny was working as a spinner. In 1901 she was working as a weaver, living with her widowed mother at 18 Herbert Street in Saltaire.

Fanny emigrated to Australia, arriving there 5 June 1901. Fanny was the sister of Ada Eastell.

 

Eastwood, Mary Jane
c1880 -????

Mary Jane Eastwood born in Saltaire c1880 was the fourth of nine children to John Eastwood & Clara Maria Raistrick. They were married 21 September 1872 at St John the Evangelist, Baildon. By 1881 they were living at 8 Helen Street in Saltaire. John was a worsted spinning overlooker.

In 1891 & 1901 they were living at 1 Dove Street in Saltaire; Mary worked as a weaver. Mary married Richard Newbould 16 October 1909 at Bradford Cathedral. At the time of her marriage Mary was living at 12 Shirley Street in Saltaire.

In 1911 they were living, without children, at 8 Regent Street in Shipley. Mary continued weaving whilst her husband was a mechanic in a textile mill.

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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