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Did John Lennon Wink At Alfie Rothwell’s Grandad?

There is some leading up a garden path tonight. Roses on the left and right as we walk up to the cottage! We know that people used to wink at each other in mining communities, but any Lennon connection is a long shot.

If you google Mamie Agnes Aloysius Rothwell [born Roche] you get a lot of information, as well as a delightful photograph of her!  She was born in America and married a Rothwell. She died in hospital in 1938 and at the time her home address was 2 Colliery View, New Brancepeth.

John O Lennon [google him] was born in 1884 in either Thornley or Broompark. If it was Broompark he might have played darts or something in opposition to a Rothwell. Maybe a pigeon competition! They might have winked at each during a game of cards whilst drinking pints!

WB

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  1. Denise
    January 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Mamie is buried in Ushaw Moor Cemetery

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