1876 Feb 6,
born at 92 Stanhope Street, Westgate, Newcastle-on-Tyne (The only
of the family to be born a Geordie :)
census, age 5, living at 49 Birch Street, Gorton, Manchester
Saturday, August 8th. Following passing of the Ship Canal Act, Daniel
promoter of the Bill returned to The Towers at Didsbury. The
reception he received from the people of Stockport and Didsbury is the
stuff of legends. Helena, 9yrs, was there at The Towers and would
almost certainly have been in the company of her
Elizabeth Dent (b.1818) who was a sister of Mr Adamson. (see an account of
this event here)
census, age 15, living at 49 Birch Street, machinist, (the enumerator
has penciled in "sewing a shirt").
at Salford R.O. Her address at the time
was 17 George St. Elizabeth [Adamson] Dent had died there in
same year on 17 March. At that time Harry's address
home of Elizabeth, Helena's eldest sister. (It is interesting to note
that Harry and Elizabeth share the same grave at Gorton
My guess is that as Helena originally lived very close to Belle Vue on
the east side, and Harry to the west, B.V. is where they
met and danced together. C.1919 their son Syd when only only
14 yrs would regularly take the
family's ex-WD 800cc Matchless [link
to example] and sidecar from Reddish to pick them up after
census, Helena and Harry, daughter Alice Ann 3, and son John William
(Jack) 2, living at 499 Grey Mare Lane, Openshaw. Harry's occupation
was Umbrella Cutter.
Other children :
Aug 27 Sydney, my Dad was born. Reg. Chorlton-on-Medlock.
the birth was Emmeline Pankhurst)
Dorothy [Dolly], reg Chorlton.
Harry, reg Chorlton
Around this time the family moved to the beer-shop at 21 Broadstone
When her husband Harry died, Helena with her son Harry and
daughter Dolly moved a short distance to
45 Carnforth Road, Heaton Chapel.
Garden at 45
Carnforth Road, in spring
1st February 1959,
died at home.
In the name of simplicity, data
sources in general are omitted.