Fathers birth place

Christaine millington nee ashton
Christaine millington nee ashton

January 20th, 2017, 3:52 pm #1

My father was born in this village in 1914 his name wS Harold George Ashton. His father was Ernest Ashton who was a railway employee I believe he was signalman and platform guard they lived in the railway cottages I wondered if these cottages were still there today and if so where abouts. I am planning to visit in the spring and wanted to obtain as much information as possible I believe Ernest worked also at "glebe junction" would this be feasible later in 1918 he moved to ashleybe is this also nearby his sister Norah Ashton was born there and she is still alive!!
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Christaine millington nee ashton
Christaine millington nee ashton

January 20th, 2017, 3:54 pm #2

Just to add. My email us Christaine.64@talktalk.net
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Jake Young
Jake Young

February 21st, 2017, 11:37 pm #3

My father was born in this village in 1914 his name wS Harold George Ashton. His father was Ernest Ashton who was a railway employee I believe he was signalman and platform guard they lived in the railway cottages I wondered if these cottages were still there today and if so where abouts. I am planning to visit in the spring and wanted to obtain as much information as possible I believe Ernest worked also at "glebe junction" would this be feasible later in 1918 he moved to ashleybe is this also nearby his sister Norah Ashton was born there and she is still alive!!
The railway cottages may have been one of the Navvies' Cottages, one of which still exists, next to Station House, across the road from the old station, on Butt Lane.

I'm unsure where Glebe Junction was, probably the level crossing on Glebe Road was meant.

"Ashleybe" may be Asfordby, near Melton Mowbray.

Peter Smith, author of The Syston and Peterborough Railway, has made photos, maps and timetables available:

http://www.systonandpeterborough.co.uk/ ... 1_3_PAGE-2

http://www.systonandpeterborough.co.uk/ ... _11_PAGE-9

http://www.systonandpeterborough.co.uk/ ... 12_PAGE-10

Best wishes from Wymondham to you and your Aunt Norah!
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