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Wilfred Jacklin 1926-1926: Died age 6 hours

Published: February 11, 2017    Last modified: October 14, 2017

My great grandparents Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 and Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) were both buried at the Orgreave Lane section of Handsworth Cemetery, Sheffield, but as I noted in this article, despite having the plot number I have failed to find their grave.

It crossed my mind that I may have been mistaken about Orgreave Lane and they were actually buried in the graveyard of the Church of Saint Mary, Handsworth, Sheffield. While searching burial records for Daniel and Ziller JACKLIN I came across a burial record for Wilfred JACKLIN 1926-1926 the second child of my grandparents Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967 and Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON 1901-1983).

I was aware that within a month of his birth Wilfred died, but the record shows he lived for only 6 hours: so very, very sad.

He is recorded having died at 23 Beighton Road, though to correct the record, this should be 23 Beighton Street (now demolished). He was buried on the 9th of December 1926 at Darnall Cemetery, Sheffield; another cemetery I do not recall visiting.

I have a vague idea of where Darnall Cemetery is located, though Sheffield City Council have a very informative cemeteries website giving all the details. I will endeavour to set aside some time to explore Darnall Cemetery, though having checked on Google Earth, the approximate location of his grave, I do not hold out much hope; the area he was buried looks very much devoid of headstones.

Beighton Street, Darnall, Sheffield 9

Published: March 24, 2015    Last modified: November 19, 2016

Picture Sheffield has a photograph of Beighton Street dated 1966. Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON)'s house at 23, Beighton Street is shown just past the car and street lamp and immediately before the change in roof level. This brings back many memories.

Family history weekend

Published: February 20, 2012    Last modified: November 20, 2016

Knaith Hall, Knaith

Knaith Hall and the Church of Saint Mary, Knaith, Lincolnshire

This weekend I visited an area of north Lincolnshire associated with my paternal grandmother Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON) 1901-1983. Ivy was born at Upton (Upton-cum-Kexby) in 1901, moved to the village of Marton, eventually marrying Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967 at the Church of All Saints, Aston-cum-Aughton, Yorkshire. Sometime later they moved to Beighton Street, Darnall, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Many of my relatives still live in this area of north Lincolnshire, including 3 cousins from the village of Marton.

Primarily this trip was to try and achieve the following:

  1. Participate in the 'Snowdrop Walk' from Knaith Hall, Knaith, Lincolnshire to The Château at Gate Burton, Lincolnshire.
  2. Scan some of the family photographs archived by my cousin GH.
  3. Visit some of the north Nottinghamshire villages associated with my Jacklin line.

Thanks to my cousins and to some very good weather, I was able to achieve virtually all the goals I had set myself.

Saturday afternoon we took the car and visited some of the villages associated with my family's history including Upton-cum-Kexby and Fillingham, Lincolnshire.  On our return I visited one of my cousins and we sorted through a large box of old photographs where I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to identify many of the people and places. I then spent a few hours scanning the selected photographs and will gradually add them to my 'Gallery'.

Sunday I completed an early morning walk along Littleborough Lane, Marton to the banks of the River Trent, returning by way of Trent Port Road.

I then attended the wonderful 'Knaith Snowdrop Walk' at Knaith Hall, Knaith. The hall was not open to the public except for a small refreshments room but visitors were able to explore the grounds and follow a marked route to The Château at Gate Burton. As if on cue, the snowdrops under their canopy of trees, were looking truly resplendent.

The Church of Saint Mary built alongside Knaith Hall and over looking the River Trent was also open. This is the first time I had visited this church and though it was quite crowded with visitors I was able to take a number of photographs of the interior.

After leaving Knaith we headed off towards the north Nottinghamshire villages of Everton and Harwell. Again these are small villages associated with both my paternal grandmother Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON) 1901-1983, my paternal great grandmother Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN) 1858-1949 and gg grandfather John ALLEN 1831-Deceased of nearby Little Gringley. I particularly wished to visit the Church of the Holy Trinity at Everton, Nottinghamshire.

Finally and in order to photograph the tiny Church of Saint Nicholas we drove to Littleborough, Nottinghamshire. Although I have yet to find a connection between this church and my family, I have always wanted to make a visit. In the graveyard I did find an headstone for one Olive Mary BARLOW and her husband Reuben BARLOW, a family surname associated with this region.

Altogether a splendid weekend.

I will gradually publish, over the next few weeks, both the scanned old photographs together with photographs of the churches and villages we visited.

The Château, a National Trust property at Gate Burton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire is available for holiday bookings through the Landmark Trust.

2015-03-09 To view the photographs of the village of Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, please click here.
To view the photographs of Knaith Hall, the Church of Saint Mary and The Château, please click here.

Elizabeth 'Betty' Allen: Intrigue

Published: April 18, 2008    Last modified: February 2, 2017

Church of All Saints, Aston-cum-Aughton, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England

Church of All Saints, Aston with Aughton, Rotherham, Yorkshire

Recently I was discussing with my mother the news regarding Harriet BARLOW (née Harriet ALLEN 1877-1958) and Mary BACON (née Mary ALLEN 1871-1951). We were chatting about Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 and Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) and if they ever had visits from other members of the family (Daniel and Ziller moved from Bradley Yard, Swallownest, Yorkshire and lived the rest of their lives at Langley Street, Darnall, Sheffield, Yorkshire). My mother happened to mention that they brought up a young girl known by the name of Betty, and Betty would occasionally visit. Immediately I recalled the census record shown below which records Elizabeth aged 9 and described as a niece; undoubtedly this is Betty.

The England and Wales Census 1891 records the following:

FHJ Ref: 007
Census: England and Wales Census 1891
Place: Bradley Yard, Aston With Aughton, Rotherham, Yorkshire
Household: Daniel Jacklin

JacklinDanHeadMarriedM28Coal MinerWhaddon, Cambridgeshire,
JacklinZillerWifeMarriedF32Gringley, Lincolnshire
AllenElizabethNieceSF9Gringley, Lincolnshire
Note: Gringley, Lincolnshire ought to be Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire

To view this table full width please click here.

My mother went on to say how in November 1949, Betty attended Ziller's funeral, but my mother could not remember any details regarding her family background.

Was Elizabeth really a niece or maybe a child from another relationship? The mystery and intrigue continues.

2008-09-22 This weekend I spoke with my aunt and she understands that after Betty's father died Betty was 'adopted' by Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 and Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949). Apparently her mother was already dead. On getting married Betty moved to Bury, Lancashire.

Beighton Street, Sheffield 9

Published: June 7, 2005    Last modified: November 14, 2016

Beighton Street (now demolished), Darnall, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Date: 2005-06-05

I have many memories of this street of terraced houses. Though the houses were small with the ubiquitous outside toilet, they also boasted some wonderful additions. My grandparents Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967 and Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON 1901-1983)'s house had a bath fitted in the kitchen which meant bath nights needed to be highly organised. When not in use the bath became a kitchen worktop. I presume they opted to keep a second bedroom and not convert it to a bathroom as was the norm when grants became available to provide indoor toilet and bathing facilities.

Being a cul-de-sac, Beighton street was free from passing vehicles, though of course very few of the working class had motor vehicles in the fifties. What Beighton street did have was the railway, the railway embankment closing off one end of the street from the rest of the world. In the photograph above, 23 Beighton Street was approximately left of the red traffic cone. This photograph is taken from the point where Beighton Street joined Handsworth Road.

High Hazels Park, Sheffield: Revisited

Published: June 7, 2005    Last modified: February 12, 2017

High Hazels House (now a clubhouse for Tinsley Golf Club)
High Hazels Park
Handsworth, Sheffield, Yorkshire

A few weeks ago in this post I wrote about High Hazels Park and how the allotments I remember from my childhood were still in use. Well yesterday after visiting Handsworth Cemetery we parked on Senior Road at the bottom of High Hazels Park and took a brief tour of the park.

Considering this is an inner city area the park seemed to be well cared for, and many golfers seemed to be taking advantage of the golf course at the very top of the park. From this vantage point there is a wonderful view across the reclaimed open cast mine workings towards Catcliffe and Treeton.

We then went in search of the allotments. What a shock! When we saw the 'barricades' both sides of the access track we said in unison "It's just like Russia!". Irina though born in Kazakhstan lived in Russia and is a Russian national; I have travelled through Russia several times.

The Russian equivalent to the British allotment is the 'dacha'. This can be anything from a large country house to a small shed; the key feature being not the building, rather the land on which the dacha stands. This is used to grow produce in the relatively short spring and summer. Some of the produce is used immediately but a lot is preserved ready for use during the long harsh winter. Most of the dachas are located outside of the populated areas and so are prone to vandalism and theft. The Russians protect their dachas with any materials to hand, though I doubt I have seen anything as heavily fortified as the allotments at High Hazels!

As a child I remember how friendly the allotment holders were. Though I suspect there was some small amount of theft, fences and hedges were only there to provide a demarcation line between plots. These barricades take demarcation to another level.

I feel sure the building (behind the fortified gates) in this photograph was used as an office and shop: here one could order seeds and loan tools. Somewhere in my archives I have a group photograph of allotment holders circa 1936, it features my grandfather Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967 and others; once located I will post it for comparison.

High Hazels Allotments
Handsworth, Sheffield, Yorkshire

2007-03-10 On this occasion my memory proved to be less than useful. Now I am not sure if the building shown in the photograph of 'High Hazels Shelter - Members Outing' is the shelter or a building they were visiting.

I still believe the building shown in the photograph is what remains of the office and shop. Perhaps a visitor to this site can provide the answer.

Sheffield: Handsworth and Darnall

Published: June 1, 2005    Last modified: February 4, 2017
Beighton Street, Darnall, Sheffield, Yorkshire 2005

2005/06/05 - Beighton Street, Darnall, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Following on from my detour through Aston-cum-Aughton I decided I may as well complete the trip down memory lane and follow the road towards Handsworth, Sheffield. The road from Swallownest through Fence (I don't remember a sign announcing 'Fence' when I travelled this road as a teenager) and Woodhouse Mill and up towards Handsworth has not changed a great deal, a few more crude housing developments far more parked cars and a far busier road. I of course can remember the trams running to Handsworth terminus and once at the terminus passengers having to tilt the back rests in the opposite direction ready for the return journey.

As we travelled through Handsworth a depressingly familiar inner city environment enveloped us: the result of inept planning, lack of vision and sheer neglect. As we proceeded towards Darnall the neglect became even more apparent.

Circa 1980 my grandmother Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON) 1901-1983 was forced to relocate to a local authority flat on an awful development amongst the myriad of awful developments that is 'new' Handsworth. This was brought about when the local authority decided to demolish the terraced houses on Beighton Street and Langley Street. No doubt the local authority had 'grand designs' for the area but I recall that after the houses were finally demolished, the cobbled streets were gradually reclaimed by escaped vegetation, as saplings fought for the open skies. But my most lasting memory is that of the street lights: many years after the houses were torn down the street lights, for whatever reason had avoided demolition and were somewhat eerily still providing light. One can only assume the authorities were obliged to light up the way in order that the ghosts of Beighton Street and Langley Street should have safe passage across the newly created wastelands of Darnall.

It is now 2005 and the area is still to be redeveloped. The loss of community is so overwhelming, I could not muster enough enthusiasm to photograph the dereliction. Maybe next time. As we drove on it became apparent the only real change was the road junction at Darnall; it is wider, grander, more pervasive, but most of all, as congested as ever. The planners have an awful lot to answer for.

2015-03-24 Google Earth is still showing Beighton Street and Langley Street as a 'wasteland' though descending to Google Street View it becomes apparent that part of the area has finally been redeveloped. What was Beighton Street is now the location for the 'Darnall Primary Care Centre'.

Darnall Primary Care Centre opened on 26th November 2012 to replace the previous outdated health centre and provides a range of medical services, including GP and nursing services, minor surgical procedures, community therapies and a pharmacy. It also provides accommodation for Darnall Wellbeing and acts as a hub for the local community.

So almost 32 years after my grandmother was forced to relocate, part of the site has finally been redeveloped. How happy she would have been to have spent the last few years of life in her small terraced house on Beighton Street, in the community she knew, rather than on the bleak and forlorn development at Handsworth.

High Hazels Park, Darnall, Sheffield

Published: May 8, 2005    Last modified: February 19, 2017

Looking through the old photographs of Sheffield on Picture Sheffield, I came across some pictures of High Hazels Park, Darnall, Sheffield. My grandfather Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967 had an allotment on land at the edge of the park where, like a lot of the locals, he would grow produce for the table. I have many memories of these allotments and wonder if they have survived the local planning department.

At Whitsuntide we would take part in the 'Whit Walk' organised by the local churches and Sunday schools. We would don our Sunday best clothes, and with ceremonial banners and bunting providing a colourful spectacle against the dull and dreary backdrop of working class Darnall, we would proudly parade through the streets, finally assembling in High Hazels park to listen to the brass bands and take part in communal singing.

2005-06-05 With a recent visit I can confirm the allotments would seem to have survived both the local planning department and the property developers.

Daniel Jacklin 1862-1953

Published: April 26, 2005    Last modified: February 2, 2017

An online search for Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 (my paternal great grandfather) lead me to a redundant link; fortunately the cached pages were available. These pages are a transcription of the England and Wales Census 1891.

I feel sure I have retrieved this entry before, either way a new search provides this record:

FHJ Ref: 007
Census: England and Wales Census 1891
Place: Bradley Yard, Aston With Aughton, Rotherham, Yorkshire
Household: Daniel Jacklin

JacklinDanHeadMarriedM28Coal MinerWhaddon, Cambridgeshire,
JacklinZillerWifeMarriedF32Gringley, Lincolnshire
AllenElizabethNieceSF9Gringley, Lincolnshire
Note: Gringley, Lincolnshire ought to be Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire

To view this table full width please click here.

I know Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 and Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) lived at Aston-cum-Aughton before moving to the Darnall area of Sheffield, but now I have the actual address. Even more interesting is the record of Elizabeth ALLEN 1861-Deceased 9 (niece), I guess when I can find the time it will be of value to establish Elizabeth's parents.

This entry records both Ziller and Elizabeth having been born at Gringley, Lincolnshire; other records show Ziller having being born at Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire. This is somewhat confusing! The two villages are only a few miles apart and I seem to recall my father speaking of relatives living at Gringley-on-the-Hill and at nearby Everton.

As usual a great deal more research is required.