Man hunts for lost relatives
A MAN has written to the Free Press from Down Under for information on long lost distant relatives, believed to have lived in the Bacup area.
New Zealander Neville Price, 76, hails from a family line of at least four generations of engineers who originally emigrated to Christchurch between 1877 and 1903.
He is trying to trace information on Edward William Price - the grandson of William Henry James Price, the only one of 10 children to remain in England when the family line emigrated.
Neville’s research has found that Edward moved to Bacup with his father William in 1911. A cotton dyer labourer, he married Mary Flemming Keough on August 6, 1940 and died on July 10, 1949 at Newchurch Road, Stacksteads, aged 42. Mary, who then married William Baldwin in 1950, died on August 23, 1980, while living at Primrose Street, Stacksteads.
At the time of his marriage, Edward was living at Hall Carr Farm, Rawtenstall, and was a Private in the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps.
Neville welcomes hearing from anyone related to, or with knowledge of, this missing link in his family.
Email pricenw@clear. net.nz.