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My maternal grandmother, Sarah Walker, was born on 1st June 1869 in Winsford, Cheshire, the third of seven children, five girls and two boys. Her father, Samuel was a pansmith at the local salt works. In 1881 she is recorded as working as a domestic servant for Alfred Griffiths, accountant and estate agent, and his wife Grace at The Poplars, Normans Place, Altrincham, now the site of a retirement complex. She met Charles Hollingworth and they married at St Mary’s Church, Cheadle in 1898 and set up home in Altrincham at 54 Moss Lane. Charles died on 13th May 1923 and Sarah on 10th March 1940. They are buried together in Hale Cemetery.

Sarah outside her house in Moss Lane


1969 - 1940

Studio photograph of Sarah