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Shelagh

Shelagh
Hi Angela,sorry to take so long to reply,only just got the message,you are in my tree ,with little info. I am a cousin of Janet Thomas,though we have never met , I think I contacted you on ancestry or you contacted me. I have seen a message from a David Bradley ,is he one of the Grandsons?
My great Grandfather was john Bradley ,wife was Rosina Carter,his father was John Bradley and mother was Amelia Swann, His brother was Daniel Joseph Bradley,
is this the correct tree ?
look forward to hearing from you, regards ,Shelagh
 

Shelagh

Shelagh
hi David,
I am a descendant of Daniel Bradley from Harteshorn Derbyshire .My great great grandfather was John Bradley,then great grandfather john bradley I am unsure now if My JB 's death date is 1941 as you JB was same death date,can you throw any light on this
Regards Shelagh
 

Bradbike

Brummie babby
hi David,
I am a descendant of Daniel Bradley from Harteshorn Derbyshire .My great great grandfather was John Bradley,then great grandfather john bradley I am unsure now if My JB 's death date is 1941 as you JB was same death date,can you throw any light on this
Regards Shelagh

Your great grandfather must be John 1863-1941 descendant of Daniel 1816-1878. We are distantly related. Angela, who I see you've been in touch with, has done extensive research on your side I believe. Regards, David Bradley.
 

AngellaB

New Member
Hi Shelagh! Great to hear from you (and thanks, David, for prompting me that Shelagh had messaged me!). As David says, your great great grandfather must therefore have been John Bradley 1863-1941, brother of my great grandfather Daniel Joseph (who we call "Daniel 2"). As you say, their father was John Bradley (married to Amelia Swann), and his father was Daniel Bradley 1816 to 1878 ("Daniel 1") who left Hartshorne to set up Bradley Tetley & Bradley Srew Manufacturers which was based in Floodgate Street. I think David descends from Daniel 1's elder brother, Thomas Bradley (1804 - 1857) - is that right David?

I recently met up with Janet Thomas (whom I hadn't seen for about 40 years!) and she and my cousin John Bradley (one of the many, and another engineer!) went to the Central Library to spend a very interesting day looking at the files of Bradley Tetley and Bradley, and then also looking at some of the related the wills that are also kept there. Janet did mention she had been in touch with you.

Look forward to hearing from you again!
Kind regards
Angela
 

Shelagh

Shelagh
Hi Angela and David
Thanks to both for info, loved the photo's. I came across a tree Yesterday with info back to around 1500, I followed it through wondering if there was a connection and was surprised to see John Bradley with Ann Rhodes only problem is I don't know what I was looking at when I found It ,Any Suggestions.
regards ,Shelagh
 

Bradbike

Brummie babby
Hi Shelagh. Sorry haven't been on the website for a few days. We can't find an Ann Rhodes on my tree. If you have a way of contacting Angela she will give you my email address. Cheers, David.
 

trimbody

proper brummie kid
I'm intrigued by the name Lennie Cash. In the 1970s until I finished in 1995 I was in charge of a group of electricians when I worked for BT. One of them was a Lennie Cash. I doubt he would have been the same person. If he was 15 in 1964 he would have been in his early 30s at the start of the 1980s so the age is about right. It would be nice to know. I meet up with old BT colleagues from time to time. If I bump into him I will ask if he worked at Bradley's in the 1960s.

I don't recall the lad named Tony, sorry.

Reading your last post I realised I mixed up old money with new in my previous post. Like you I started on £2.10 shillings in 1959. If you got the same in 1964 it's clearly obvious the pay didn't go up much, if at all, in those days.

I don't suppose you recall the name George Rogers do you? He was a patrol inspector at Heath Street GKN during the 1960-70s. He was my Dad.

I shall have to dig out a photo of me from around 1964 if I can find one to see if you recognise me.
I started in August 1961 on £2.18 shillings.
 

trimbody

proper brummie kid
View attachment 98276In case any ex John Bradley employees are still looking at this thread, I have dug out the 50th anniversary booklet of the company that has several pictures of the Holloway Head works. None of the original factory up the road in Bath Row where I can remember my great grandfather, John himself showing me the machines etc. he started the company after many years toiling in workshops and inventing things in his spare time. My grandfather, John Stevenson Bradley was never well enough to work in that sort of environment and moved to Weston Super Mare to open a newsagents business eventually. My father, William John, Mr. Bill as a lot of the workforce knew him, was the Sales Director for most of his time in the family business. He passed away in late 1993. I am the eldest of four great grandsons of JB but unfortunately none of wanted to join the firm and, even after it's acquisitions of Aston Screw and Rivets and Fandisk Washers, was sold off to the Wilde family in the mid Eighties. Hope the pictures, including one of an early works outing, park memories for some. Cheers, David Bradley.
It Was R.C.Clarke who interviewed me in 1961.
 

ajbradley

New Member
Hi Angela and David
Thanks to both for info, loved the photo's. I came across a tree Yesterday with info back to around 1500, I followed it through wondering if there was a connection and was surprised to see John Bradley with Ann Rhodes only problem is I don't know what I was looking at when I found It ,Any Suggestions.
regards ,Shelagh
Hi Shelagh and David,
It's only taken me five years to pick up the above post!!! Changed computer, lost login details, then forgot all about the forum! Anyway I am back now, re-registered. Sheila, I will try contacting you on Ancestry again (although not sure if I have the correct person on Ancestry - can you tell me your user name on there please?). David, I have emailed you (if you still have the same email address after all this time!). Great photos David - just wish I'd picked them up before now!!
Regards
Angela Bradley
 
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