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Memories of Workington prove a Facebook smash

A page celebrating old Workington on social networking website Facebook has attracted more than 2,700 members in its first two weeks.

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My family came from Workington in the 18 and 1900s and I am hoping to visit within the next 12 months. I am really interested in finding anyone who might have information on the Hadfields of Workington. My grandmother was Sarah Elizabeth Hadfield who married a Johnston. Her father was John Hadfield who married Catherine (Kate) Bumford. I have hit a brick wall about John Hadfield's birth but believe it to be between 1836 and 1841 and on his marriage cert he states his father as William but I can find no trace. Any help to this Aussie cousin would be much appreciated.

Posted by Jennie Walsh on 31 December 2012 at 04:25

Dear Mr Edgar,
I am looking 4 My Grandfather(now dead)Grandparents never marrid but had my mother Frances Farish.His name was George Edgar and can find no trace of him. But he lived in Wton in 1933/34Is he in your ansestory?

Posted by Jackie Clark on 11 May 2012 at 13:04

i was brought up in harrington by allan and edith,my brother is roy.good memories are of my grandfather of blackburn st.taking us for walks passed dec.harbour,i schooled in harrington junior and salterbeck sec.mod.emigrated to s.africa in 68.

Posted by allan hadfield on 1 May 2012 at 13:03

Searching for relatives of John William Brew married to Jane Cain. Children were John, Thomas, William and Francis.

tbrew@uwindsor.ca

Posted by Tom Brew on 2 April 2012 at 21:42

Please,oh please, where do we find this?????
I am on Facebook and just putting on old workington on produces 0 results!!!!!!!!!

Posted by A. Black. on 29 February 2012 at 01:26

Well, I can go one better!!!!
On my recent trip to NZ I met my daughter's neighbour, who was from Workington & have since found out that my friend's friend used to play with this lady and her sister when they were at school!!!
I shall inform her on next contact about this as she is obviously very homesick.

Posted by R.Armer on 29 February 2012 at 00:56

Is there anyone by the name of Regan/Starkie
Workington/Cockermouth who have any connects
with these families.
I would be most greatful for any info.

Posted by lyn norman on 27 February 2012 at 16:47

Anyone wanting to access the site can do so by searching for the group 'old Workington' in facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/103710749754449/

Posted by Derek Edgar on 26 February 2012 at 20:41

could you please tell me the page as l left workington inthe 70s and would love to see the pictures thanks a lot well done

Posted by peter robertson on 25 February 2012 at 20:16

please whats the page called.cant find it!!

Posted by michelle on 25 February 2012 at 12:51

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