Friday, October 12, 2007

Ainscough Crane Hire - FT news release

The following recent announcement on might be of interest to any Ainscoughs researching their family history. The link can be found at: Ainscough Crane Hire

Family owners exit Ainscough Crane Hire following £255m management buy-out
By James Wilson
Published: October 4 2007 03:00 | Last updated: October 4 2007 03:00

Unfortunately, Im not able to blog the full article because of copyright.
There is also a mention of Bill Ainscough of Harrock Hall, 'The Ainscough brothers are cousins of Bill Ainscough, who made a separate fortune in building after founding Wainhomes and now owns Langtree Group.'

In short, brothers Gerald 1919-1985 (founder of Ainscough Crane Hire) and Joseph Ainscough 1918-1975 (Bill Ainscough's father)are sons of William Ainscough 1880-1946 who founded W.AINSCOUGH & Sons, Wrightington - I'm told the family business is still going strong in Wrightington. They are descendants of John (1838 -1916)m 1862 Ellen Smith (1837-1892)of Rutters Farm, Mawdesley.
Gerald & Joseph are my 3rd cousin 3x removed.

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