George William Lindley

George William Lindley

George William Lindley was born in Conisborough on the 29th of December 1902. He was bapt in Conisborough in January 1903. he went to Conisborough Morley Place school until ha was 13

. Whilst a school boy he was an errand boy for Appleyards a well known Conisborough family of that time. George did not particularly like school and preferred to do errands for the Appleyards grocers.

George William Lindley Retirement Presentation 1967

On leaving school George went to work at Baker and Besemar at Kilnhurst who were heavy steel workers and iron founders. A year or two later George went to work at the Queens foundry in Swinton, known as Hattersley Brothers, they were well known iron founders. George became an apprentice Moulder and remained at Hattersley Brothers for the rest of his working life, retiring there in 1967 aged 65.

GW .Lindley at his retirement presentation 1967 GW is on the  right


Details of George's time at Morley Place school :- Doncaster Archives record No SR130/3/2 Conisborough admission Register. Date of admission, 4th April 1910. Admit No 615. Name. George Lindley (Note no William). Date of Birth. 29th December 1902. Address. 16, Northcliffe Road, Conisborough. Last School. Temporary ! fathers Initials. Wm Henry (William Henry). Occupation. Glassblower. Left School. 24th November 1916. Reason. Illness.

A happy group of management  and Union representatives in the Masonic Hall at Swinton on the occasion of presentation of long service awards by Messers Hattersley Brothers GW Lindley front row second from the left

GW Lindley being congraulated at his retirement function in 1967George William Lindley (left at his retirement presentation in 1967 From Hattersley Brothers  (Queens Foundry at Swinton) Mr Young the managing director is congratulating George

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