Aireborough Historical Society

Rigg, Family

Rigg Family

Title
Rigg Family
Date Undated
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
S380 (AA067)
Comment
The location for this photo was a house called Hillfield, 21 Harrogate Road, Rawdon. 
 
 
The man in the centre is Martin Henry Rigg born February 25th 1878, he married Madeline Devine whose father was James Devine, on April 22nd 1911. 
At that time he was living at 7 Harrogate Road and she lived at number 3, Madeline disliked her job as a worsted weaver in the mills but Martin was quite content to follow many of the Rigg family into the butchery business. 
Their grandson also called Martin compiled the series of illustrated books about Aireborough.
 
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Marion Rigg the youngest in the family is at the front on the right and her brother Richard (Dick), who was in the family butchering business is stood behind her.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
 
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1952: Baptism of Martin Rigg at Harrogate Road Methodist Chapel in the summer of 1952. Martin is the baby held by Bessie Rigg who was a cousin of Charles Edward Rigg, Martin's father.

Charles E was a solicitor, during the 2nd World War he served in the Army, spending almost 4 years in India.

He married Ettie Dutton in 1950 and is seen here at the back of the group holding his other son son Michael. 

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C1970:  Margaret Rigg, sister of Martin, on Renton Avenue.
The family lived at Delamere 1A Renton Avenue which was built for his family by Charles E Rigg.
Martin Rigg donated these photos and said "I often referred to the puddles in the road in my poetry, I think the road was made up a year or so after " 
 

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