30th Anniversary Celebrations

3rd September 2017 at Shelley Village Hall

The celebrations got off to a great start last Sunday (3rd September) with a buffet lunch, at Shelley Village Hall, for the people who provide many of the Society services. Volunteers who staff the Root Cellar, volunteers who transcribe and check records which become the Society publications as well as the committee and officers of the Society who put their efforts into keeping things running smoothly were all represented.

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30th Anniversary Celebrations — 2 Comments

  1. Hello,

    My great grandparents on my mother’s side (Thompson) moved with their 4 children from Huddersfield in 1895/96 to Toronto, Canada. Their names were Alfred Guest Thompson and Hannah Eliza (Boothroyd) Thompson. I have a studio photo of Hannah Boothroyd dating I believe from the late 1880s taken by photographer Thomas Dent, Burlington House. Hannah was born in either 1863 or 1864 to parents Ben and Sarah Ann Boothroyd who lived on Bankfield Road in Dalton, Yorkshire. She had 7 siblings. Alfred was born in Huddersfield in 1862 to parents William Guest Thompson and Susannah (Redman) Thompson. He was one of six children.

    I’m looking for advice on whether there is a place online or offline that I can post my interest in contacting descendants of my great grandparents’ siblings (either the Boothroyd or Thompson side) who remained in Huddersfield and surrounding communities. Realizing that it’s a long shot, my hope is to locate photos, stories or correspondence across the ocean that can help me flesh out the story of my Great Grandparents’ lives. They died in 1921 and 1941 and nothing has survived aside from a few photos of Hannah.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.


  2. Happy Birthday from your ex-colony. I greatly appreciate all the work you’ve done on my family history.

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