27, born at 82 Higher Temple Street,
of umbrella maker Harry Royle and his wife Helena.
The Registrar who recorded his birth was Emmeline Pankhurst who became
famous as leader of the women's suffrage movement.
1934 Mar 29 He married Dora Phillips, of 25 Bosworth
at St.Aiden's church, Openshaw, Manchester.
Syd's address at the time was 21 Broadstone Road, Stockport,
Cheshire. He was an electrical engineer and Dora was a dispensing
assistant in a chemist's shop.
1936 August As
his father, licensee of the Long Pull beer-shop at 21 Broadstone
Road, Reddish had died Syd took on the business and the family moved
their home to Reddish from Burnage.
1941 April 30 World War
II he was called up (aged 36) to serve in the Royal Air Force. He
trained at West Drayton as an Electrician II. His duties were
installation and servicing of radio and radar equipment, a job which
travelling all over the country to work on aircraft in service. One
episode of Syd's experience remembered by the webmaster was when he
was posted to North Wales at a place called Hell's Mouth - - - it
decided in high places that airborne radio equipment had to be
standardised across the Allied forces which in this case involved
receiving new aircraft from the U.S.A and removing the beautifully made
Collins equipment which was immediately heaved into a local quarry
1945 September 27 He was
released from the R.A.F. to continue family life with Dora, Geoff and
R.A.F. character reference (Form 2520A) = V.G. (Defined as .... the
character reference which can be awarded by the Royal Air Force) //
and, R.A.F. skill in trade = Supr (defined as superior)
1950 By authority of the
local magistrates the licence of the Long Pull beer sales shop was
changed for the better
to include wines and spirits, and tobacco sales.
1975 December Syd (age
70) and Dora retired from business to live at 4 Lichfield Avenue, not
far from the old shop,where they lived out their retirement among
1985 Dec 22 Syd died in Stepping Hill Hospital,
In the name of simplicity, data
sources in general are omitted.
One of Syd's cars added here
for its historical value.
The Morris 8 Junior was launched 1926.
This photograph was taken c.1937.
The toddler above [b.1935] was an earlier version of the Webmaster.