Digmoor School Identities

I included this Digmoor School Photo in my last post. Since then I discovered a sheet of names that my mother had written to identify some of the students at the school at the time. (It was just a lucky find…I was looking for something else at the time!)

So I numbered the photo, and here are the names that she could remember. Who knows, the visitors to this site may see an ancestor or two?

1. Anna Lawrenson (Wainwright)     2. ?     3. Jimmy Barton     4. Tom Barton     5. Jack Pennington     6. ? Kenyon     7. Mr. Mack     8. Sally Pennington (Sargeant)     9. ?     10. Jack Ashurst (?)     11. ? Bannister      12. ?     13. ?    14. Polly Stringman     15. Jem Watkinson     16. Lizzie Watkinson (Halliwell)     17. Alice Watkinson (Myers)     18. ? Bannister     19. ? Bannister     20. Jem Kenyon

(She did not know the others.)


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About Edith C

Born in Tawd Bridge, attended Digmoor school and chapel. Migrated to Australia in 1958, but have been back to Upholland for visits on several occasions since. Was a teacher, now retired. I would like to keep in touch with the people of Tawd Bridge, Upholland and Skelmersdale, I still have a fond and deep connection with the home of my childhood.

3 thoughts on “Digmoor School Identities

  1. I really enjoy reading all your posts, I come from Skem but my Grandfather came from Digmoor or ‘o’ bruck as he called it, he was Norman Pennington born 1905 he had a few brothers and sisters, one of the school photos you posted has his brother Jack and sister Sally in it, it was great to see it thank you for some brilliant insights into the past.

  2. I am the grand daughter of Mr William Mack, headmaster of Digmoor School up until1920. I was delighted to see him in this picture in your excellent blog. We sometimes spent Christmas at the Poplars Upholland where he lived with Mrs Gertie Mack, who he had married after my grandmother Alice had died. William’s son Reggie (my father) joined his older brother Fred in a Liverpool-based tobacco merchant called Andrew Chalmers which he went on to run very successfully as Chairman.

  3. Great to see the photo of the david brown tractor in front of digmoor hall farm looks like a D B 900 my brother arthur worked there in his teens happy days.

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