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From The Original Archives – An Alf Rothwell Production

Following on from the popularity of Brian’s Victoria Court epic I have fished out Alf’s Whitehouse Court post from Wednesday October 31st 2007.

### Re-edited with TXT version of list,, so now searchable within BLOG## Paul

Whitehosue Court 1947 -- by Alf Rothwell

No	Adults				Children

1	Mr & Mrs Harrison		Billy and Betty
2	Mr & Mrs Ware			Ernie
3	Mr & Mrs Bowery		        John, Jimmy, Doris & Ronnie
4	Mr & Mrs Payne			Jack & Billy
5	Applebys
6	Emery or Harrison
7	Mr & Mrs O'Connor		Jack & Kathleen
8	?				?
9	Mr & Mrs Hume
10	?				?
11	Grandma Lillingworth
12	Mr & Mrs Dickinson		Dennis, Tom & older brother
14	Mr & Mrs Comerford
15	Mr & Mrs Howard		        Peter
16	Mr & Mrs Wilson		        Alan
17	Winter				John Kidd
18	?
19	Mr & Mrs Stafford		Kathleen & Joyce
20	Mr & Mrs P Rothwell		Sarah & Alan
21	Mr & Mrs Oyston
22	Mr & Mrs Lumley		        Chris
23	Mr & Mrs Welsh
24	Mr & Mrs Gibb			Tom & Barry
25	Mr & Mrs J Rothwell		Alfie
26	Mrs Wren			Arthur
27	Bevington ?
28	Mr & Mrs Thompson
29	Mr & Mrs Marriott		Margaret & Billy
30	Mr & Mrs Myers
31	Mr & Mrs Rhodes
32	Mr & Mrs Robinson 		Albert & Dorothy
33	Mr & Mrs Flatley		Barnie
34	Mr & Mrs Gargett		(Later)
35	Mrs Mills
36	Blackett ?
37	Mr & Mrs Hudson
38	Mr & Mrs Coulhard		Derek
39	Kirtley ?
40	Mr & Mrs Lumb			Brian
41	Pinkney ?
42	?
43	Pinkney ?
44	Mr & Mrs Clark			Gloria & Frank
45	Mr & Mrs Nattrass		Sylvia
46	Mr & Mrs Henderson		Harry the postman
47	Mr & Mrs McQuillan 		Tom, John & Loretta
48	Later				Jack & Sheila Pickard
49	?
50	Hird ?
51	Gray ?
53					Gillon ?
55	Quigley ?
56	Mr & Mrs Strong
57	Mr & Mrs Hope
58	Mr & Mrs Greenwell		Joan & Billy
59	Mrs & Mrs Clark

The ‘click to make larger’ [x2] works. WB

 Whitehouse Court 1947 onwards

WhitehouseCourt1947onwards.jpg image by cloughie68

WhitehouseCourt1947onwards001.jpg image by cloughie68
  1. Alf Rothwell
    August 11, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Wilf, It was me who sent this one in about Whitehouse Court,please see the 2nd page!!

  2. wilfb
    August 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Yes Alf I had already twigged my error and had corrected it on the memories page. Sadly I could not alter the generated Facebook page because I do not know how to do that. Your comment at 5.55 will appear on Facebook shortly and that will make it clear to our Facebook readers that you were the author. I am a sad anorak. Apologies. Grovel does not do it. I am at your feet with a cloth to clean your shoes. I am unworthy….

  3. wilfb
    August 11, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    More to the point Alf I think it was right of me to get you up on screen. Brian’s article caught the imagine and yours ought to as well.

  4. Alf Rothwell
    August 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Wilf, You are a “southern sofftie” now, saying things like that!!Cheers, Alf . p.s It is me who is taking 15 tablets per day, I should not have reacted!!

  5. Peter Clarke
    August 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

    A little update for the houses 38 – 47, the ones which face Bearpark. Also living at 38 was my little mate Raymond ( Cuggy ) Coulthard. He ran home from school every lunch time and home time via Banaman Bank. At 41 although Alf mentions the name Kirtley my recollections are only of Mr and Mrs Teasdale, their daughter Valerie and the greyhound Ginny, a lovely friendly dog who spent its days going from one house to another. Next door Brian Lumb as well as having a box kite had a sister Audrey. At 41 the first of the Pinkney households, the youngest was Thomas ( Dolly ) and a few years older Neville. Neville married a girl from, Bearpark called Brenda Thornton, I think she had a brother Geordie who joined the police force and I think married a girl called Sylvia Halpin. At 42 was old Mrs Gillon and her son ‘Oney’ and their little dog. When Mrs Gillon died a family called Albone moved in, there was the father Don, Mrs Albone, Sheila the daughter I recall had bright ginger hair. Later they had a son called Colin who I remember only as a young boy in 1960 when we moved. I often sat chatting to him and was so sad to learn of his early death. Somebody else lived there who never stopped talking about Derby County. (WB) At 43 the second Pinkney family – ‘Tot’ the father, Mrs Pinkney their two daughters Ann and Doreen and another playmate Dennis. At 44 there was us and at 45 MR & Mrs Olive Brett and their daughter Joyce. They moved when I was very young and the Nattrass family moved in. Alf mentions Sylvia and I think the son was David. There was also little Shiela who I am told blossomed into one of the prettiest maids of the valley. At 46 I recall a lad living there called Stan Avery, not sure if he lived there before MR & Mrs Henderson or if he was related and lived there with them (Anybody know) At 47 the Mcquillans, think Alf mentioned them all except ‘ Paddy.’, the mam was ‘Gurty’.

    • Alf Rothwell
      August 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      Hi Peter, I am sure Thomas McQuillan was known as “Paddy”. ( May be wrong). Cheers, Alf R

  6. wilfb
    August 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Peter Clarke can turn it on when he wants to. And he wanted to. So there.

    Dennis Pinkney died in his forties and at least one of his sisters died when a fairly young adult.

    Sheila Albone married William Wordsworth from Cumberland – not the famous poet – obviously. They had three children but eventually divorced; she later married a lovely bloke called Alex.

    Colin Albone was a very notable cricket player at club professional level. He was forever scoring hundreds against Annfield Plain and on one occasion scored 50 or so against Ushaw Moor in a cup semi-final before helping to beat Esh Winning in the final.

    Neville Pinkney got 5 GCE ‘O’ level passes at school and that was a very notable achievement at the time.

    The Derby County fan now follows….. Derby County.

    There is some other material on site about Whitehouse Court from various sources; for myself I do not wish to repeat myself too much.

  7. peter howarth
    August 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    at number 15 whitehouse court Mr and Mrs howard had a daughter called Clarris (not sure of the spelling)

  8. Peter Clarke
    August 22, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I’m sure you are bang on there Alf, the lads were much older than me but I only remember there being two, Paddy was just a name that stuck in my mind, he will have been Thomas named after his father.

  9. Pauline Malton was Curran
    March 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    My grandma and granda lived at number 57 they were called Ellen (nelly) and James (Jimmy) Gillon, children were Shirley, (my mam) Michael, Celia, Pauline and Jim. Im sure they moved there when it was new.

  10. Alf Rothwell
    March 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I remember Jimmy Gillon he used to be chair man of Ushaw Moor WMC when my father was secretary. Mickey was good footballer.

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