Thursday, August 30, 2012

Historic Newspapers

Historic Newspapers are the proud owners of the largest private original newspaper archive in the world, with the oldest newspaper dating back to 1785. The collection continues right through to the present day and features loads of different titles to choose from, including a number that are now out of print. What’s more, we can almostguarantee a date of birth newspaper is available – you can search any birth date back to 1900  for birthday newspapers by clicking here.

The most special thing about these newspapers is the fact they’re completely authentic. They’re not reprints or reproductions. They’re all as old as the date on their front page. In fact, the only word of caution is that, as you’d expect, certain very popular dates are no longer available. 

So if, for example, you wanted a newspaper from the day after the moon landing, JFK’s assassination or the outbreak of World War Two, you might be struggling!

These make a fascinating gift for anyone with an interest in history. A perfectly preserved, genuine original newspaper offers an unrivalled view on how the world was at the time. We often hear from recipients that it’s the everyday features they find the most interesting and insightful. 
These include not only the photographs but also items such as classified advertisements and announcements.
Price-wise, they start from £34.99 and come with plenty of presentation options, making them ideal for gifts. So for anyone who’s interested, here’s the link… 
And if the code 15TODAY is entered at checkout you can even save a further 15% on your order. 

If any further information is required then please be sure to get in touch:
Tel: 0844 669 9933
Thanks again,

Thursday, August 16, 2012

James Martland Ainscough, born Feb 25, 1854 Standish

 On 29 Apr 2012, at 21:10, Mary Pendlebury ( wrote:

Hi Barbara,

My grandfather was James Martland Ainscough, born Feb 25, 1854 Standish.
He married 3 times.
  • Firstly Sarah Halton of Standish on 6 Oct. 1885, at St. Wilfrid's, Standish. Their son, Sir Thomas Martland Ainscough was born 1886. Sarah died in Feb 1888.
  • 2nd marriage was to Jane Lancaster, born 1861/62, where? They married in 1894 at St. Clements Chorlton cum Hardy in 1894. Jane died in 1907.
  • 3rd marriage was to Margaret Almond in 1908? My mother Dorothy was a daughter of that marriage, born Nov. 1912. She married Gerard Pendlebury (of  Pendlebury and Co. Wigan) in June 1939, he died in 1948. I am the 2nd daughter of that marriage, my sister Anne is the eldest.
Much of my information has been obtained from Parish Records, grave stones, esp. St. Wilfrid's, Standish. I hope this is of some interest.

Thanks for your emails Barbara. You are welcome to pass on the information if you wish, you never know what it might turn up! I don't have any certificates sadly.  I'm only going on what I can get from parish records and one or two books that mention my grandfather, one small one being written by my aunt Margaret Ainscough in 1937. She was my mother's sister and daughter of James Martland Ainscough.
I do have lots of old photos too, which need sorting. I know someone  here whose maiden name was Ainscough, now Elfreda Woolrich, she came from the Burscough area.
Somewhere I have her family tree, but I still have some sorting out to do ! Perhaps there is a link there.