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Hi my name is Alfred (Stan) Hackett my Family emmigrated to Australia in 1951 when I was 9years old.I can remember my grand mother only as a very old and bed ridden,My grand father I can remeber making rugs from material he would cut into strips,and then with a hooked needle stitch tem into a pattern on hessian.His name was Alfred Swallow and lived at 15 Eccelsburn road,very near to East End Park Leeds.He was a retired Engine Driver for the North East Railways,as were 2 of his brothers William,Ernest and possible George,another brither Walter was a goods guard.As far as i know they were from around New Wortley, Thorpe,and Thirsk,untill recently and through this site,I was unaware that I had Great Aunts and Uncles,and it would be great to hear from any Swallows that are Related to my Family.
My grand father,and three brothers worked for the N E Railway,as Engine and loco drivers,and goods guards,around the 1890,s onwards There names were Alfred,Walter George william,I have looked for records of their employment but can,t find any mention at They all started as boys cleaning etc and obviously worked there way up.Any information would be appreciated Stan.
Looking for children of Joseph Swallow (iron driller) born 1827.Elizabeth Swallow,Rachel,William,Herbert,Catherine,George,all born in or around New Wortley Leeds England.any inf would be appreciated.
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