My Great Grandparents The Parkers
|My Great Grandparents The Parkers
|A little piece of history shared with us by Christopher Walton.
||"The two people in the photo are my Great Grandparents the Parkers, their daughter Claira Parker was landlady of the Peacock from 1939 but worked their since 1935.
She was landlady because her husband Mr Turp who went to war with the RAF.
I remember Aunty Claira , I knew her because she was my granddad Arthur Parkers Sister.
I believe now that the Parker children where born in Yeadon area but moved up to North Shields for work in the ship yards.
When Arthur Parker was 16 he fell 100 feet into the bottom of the ship he was working on, after weeks in hospital in a coma he came out and the Parkers moved back to Grimethorpe South Yorkshire to work in the pit where Granddad stayed till he died in 1986 aged 80.
I know of siblings two who stayed up Newcastle area, one was John but I don't know the other, in Grimethorpe there was Harry, Arthur, Tommy and Claira in Yeadon.
This is correct to my knowledge but Susan Morgan Nee Parker and her sister Sharon(who are my cousins) have been working on the family tree so they may know more.
Also Claira Parkers Grandson Glynn Collins who still lives in the Aireborough area has more information and has contributed to your Facebook page.
Susan Morgan is also on Facebook.
Hope there isn't too much info here and you are welcome to use any of it on your website. thank you for your interest."
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