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Reel Lives: Saltaire women who worked in the mills
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Laycock, Emily
1863 – 1946

Emily Laycock was born 1863 in Saltaire, the tenth of thirteen children, to William Laycock & Isabella Mason. They were married 30 June 1851 at St James Sildsen. In 1871 they were living at 6 Albert Terrace in Saltaire with William working as a stone mason.

From 1881 they lived at 29 George Street in Saltaire. Emily remained here until around 1945, from 1911 she was the head of the house. Emily worked as a twister then as a weaver.

Emily died, a spinster, in 1946 in Keighley.

 

London, Emma
c1871 -????

Emma London was born in Saltaire c1871, the fifth of six children to Joseph & Ruth London. In 1871 the family lived at 1 William Henry Street in Saltaire. Joseph was a coal agent. By 1881 they had moved to 49 Wycliffe Road in Shipley. Joseph died in 1888. By 1891 widowed Ruth and her children were at 13 Victoria Road in Saltaire. Emma was a cloth burler.

Emma married Richard Eccles 5 September 1896 at Saltaire URC. By 1901 they were living without children at 23 Ferrand Road in Shipley. Richard was a woollen warehouseman. By 1906 they were living at 3 George Street in Saltaire. By 1911 they were living at 32 Clifton Place in Shipley. Richard was a clerk in a shipping company. They had two children; Edith Alice born 12 August 1902 & James born 25 May 1906.  

Emma was the sister of Miranda London.

 

London, Miranda
c1868 – 1933

Miranda London was born in Saltaire c1868, the fourth of six children to Joseph & Ruth London. In 1871 the family lived at 1 William Henry Street in Saltaire. Joseph was a coal agent. By 1881 they had moved to 49 Wycliffe Road in Shipley. Miranda, aged 13, was a mill hand. Joseph died in 1888. By 1891 widowed Ruth was with her children at 13 Victoria Road in Saltaire. Miranda was a plush spool operator.

Miranda married Jeremiah Wormald 30 January 1897 at St Johns Baildon. Jeremiah went by the name Tennant. By 1901 they were living at 62 Dale Street in Shipley. Jeremiah was a quarry labourer. They had two children; Mary Hannah born c1891 and Tennant born c1894. By 1911 they had moved to 97 George Street in Blaydon, Northumberland. Jeremiah was a gas operator.

Their son, Tennant, served in World War One. He was a Private with the 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action 6th July 1916. He was buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe in France.

Miranda died in 1933 at Ecclesall Bierlow near Sheffield. Miranda was the sister of Emma London.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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