Lorna Willson

Barton-on Sea

Family photo June 1955
Family photo June 1955

Outside the bay-window of “Peveril”, this family photograph includes Alfred and Lorna, Jan and Steve standing, and Angus the baby in Grandma’s arms. The car belonged to Alf Dutton who appears in photographs on the same day, as does Christine.

In many ways, from the Barton Clay on the wellies to Carlton Avenue or Grandma’s “Peveril” in Seacroft Avenue, Barton-on-Sea, this photograph represents our childhood. Jan in brownie uniform, Steve holding a football and Angus with binoculars and a long stick.

Janet, Stephen, Angus
Janet, Stephen, Angus

A set of photos with Alfred Willson, “Daddy Willson.” Whenever I mention Broadstairs, Mum tells me I went there before I was born! The well-loved horse on wheels was called Dobbin, an important family character. Probably taken at Rosebank Avenue, Sudbury Hill.

A lovely family holiday photo on The Jetty in Broadstairs… The Tartar Frigate pub in the background and Bleak House on the hill.

Jan, Steve, Lorna in Broadstairs 1953
Jan, Steve, Lorna in Broadstairs, 1953

This one below was obviously taken at the same time as the one of father-and-daughter above. Mum commented recently that she was wearing a nice dress in the photo.

Lorna and Jan. January 1950
Lorna and Jan. January 1950

Supply teacher at Ashley Primary School

Ashley Primary School
Ashley Primary School – Lorna is in the front row second from the left

The Headteacher is Mr Sachs and the man behind him is Mr Belcher, for whom Lorna did supply cover. Date estimated as 1958/9. Lorna would cycle to Ashley from Barton with Angus on the back and he would then sit at the front of the class.

Anne Howarth is also in this photograph, second from the right on the front row.

Alfred Charles Willson

Daddy Willson (1919 – 1956)
The Electoral roll of 1949 shows Alfred Willson and Lorna Willson at 26 Wightman Road, South Haringey.

Alfred Willson – the reverse says “giving out at a charity do”, undated.
Alfred Willson, undated
Alfred Willson

Alfred Willson and Alice Rose Boughton

Alice Rose Boughton (1885-1951)
Alfred Willson (1834-1973)
There is family tree evidence for the Boughton family (parents and siblings) but very little for Alfred Willson besides the 1911 census and their marriage certificate in 1913 and paternal Grandfather Alfred’s death in 1968.

The Census of England and Wales, 1911
63 Charrington Street, Oakley Square London NW
John Willson, Head, 63, Married, Jobbing Builder, employer, birthplace St Pancras, London
Cecilia Willson, Wife, 65, Married, birthplace St George’s in the East, London
Alfred Willson, Son, 26, Single, Housepainter, worker, birthplace St Pancras, London (this is actually Alfred Charles Willson.)
Florence Mary Willson, Daughter, 23, Single, birthplace St Pancras, London

Census 1911

Marriage Certificate 16 August 1913
Old St Pauls in the Parish of Old St Pancras in the County of London
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Alfred Willson, 29, House Decorator, 63 Charrington Road, Father’s name: John Willson, House Decorator
Alice Rose Boughton, 28, 31 Winchester Street, Pentonville, Father’s name Charles Boughton, Warehouseman

Marriage 1913

The Census of England and Wales, 1911
Charles Boughton, Head, 53, Married, Warehouseman, Wholesale Clothiers, Worker
Louisa Boughton, Wife, 49, Married 29 years
Louisa Maude Boughton, Daughter, 28, Single, Shell Worker, Shell Factory
Alice Rose Boughton, Daughter, 26, Single, Upholsterers Embroidery
Florence Elizabeth Boughton, Daughter, 21, Single, Uphosterers Embroidery
Charles William Robert Boughton, Son, 20, Single, Tailors Trimmer, Ladies Tailors
Albert Boughton, Grandson, 2, birthplace London, Marylebone
(All others birthplace London, St Pancras)
Parent of Albert not identified.

Census 1911

The Census of England and Wales, 1939
161 Roseberry Gardens, Tottenham
Willson, Alfred, 30 April 1884, House Decorator
Willson, Alice R., 27 January 1885, Housewife
Willson, Alfred C, 6 September 1919, Stock Keeper, Optical Manufacturers

Census 1939

Emma Furr and Florence Ridley

Two of Alfred Willson’s sisters are shown to have lived under the same roof at the time of the 1939 Census.
Emma Catherine Willson (1880-1966
married 4 September 1908
William Thomas Furr (1883-1850)
Florence Mary Willson (1887-1963)
married 23 January 1915
Arthur Sidney Ridley 1886-1958)

The Census of England and Wales, 1939
20 West Ella Road
Ridley, Florence M., 9 July 1887, Unpaid Domestic Duties
“This record is officially closed”
Furr, William T., 18 May 1883, Motorman Electric Trains
Furr, Emma C., 18 October 1880, Unpaid Domestic Duties

The closed record usually means someone was still alive when the records were digitised. It is unlikely to be Arthur Sidney Ridley (1886-1950) as there is a census record for him at Twyford Lodge, Central Middlesex County Hospital, Acton Lane, London NW10.
Ridley, Arthur S., 12 April 1886, Foreign Order Clerk.

Census 1939

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