James Lindley 1908 - 1988
JAMES LINDLEY was born at 16 NorthCliffe Road
Conisborough on 7th of September 1908 and was registered by Ellen Lindley his
mother formally Akroyd, this road had been previously called Ernshaw Lane after
the builders Ernshaw. The birth was registered as entry No 304 and was
registered on the 16th of October 1908
James went to a Church school at Conisborough with Harry his brother. Harry had
some problem with his eyes.
James left school at 13 and went to work at the Queens Foundry latter known as
HATTERSLEY BROS at Swinton. His brother George William Lindley was already
working there. They were both apprentice Moulders.
James married Nellie Constantine at Denaby parish church on the 24th April 1937.
James was 28 at he time and a bachelor and lived at 19 Daylands Avenue
Conisborough. The witnesses at the marriage were George William Lindley (his
brother) and Johanna Lindley (nee Costantine) Nellie's sister. The entry number
James worked at the foundry until his retirement in 1972.
James and his brother George were active members of the Castle and Ivenhoe
working men's clubs. As two brothers married two sisters they were close friends
and all pursued an active social life together. They went on holiday together
mainly to Blackpool and later on went on Sheffield United tours to the
Bournemouth area and stayed at some very good hotels.
James died in October 1988 at the age of 80 and was cremated at Rosehill at
Doncaster and his ashes were scattered there