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Walter Blakey

Place of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 24 The Rand, Eastriggs



Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Walter Blakey


Gender: Male

Date and Place of Birth: 20th February 1887

Date and Place of Death: 26th July 1961

Nationality: British


Childhood: The third of three children.

Parents: Wilfred and Elizabeth nee Kendall.

Parent’s occupations: Father a plumber.


Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K


Occupation: colour maker at carpet works.

Place of residence at Gretna: 24 The Rand, Eastriggs.

Job title at Gretna: Chemist.


Marital status: Married Hilda Radcliffe.

Children: 2 daughters. Sadly, the first one died.

Travels: N/K

Awards/recognitions: N/K


Trivia / any other information:


Walter Blakey was born on 20th February 1887 in Bradford, Yorkshire to Wilfred and Elizabeth nee Kendall.


1891- living at 9, Legrand Street, Horton, Bradford. 3rd of 3 children. Father a plumber.


1901- 36, Washington Street, Bradford. Father a plumber.


1911- colour maker at carpet works. Boarder at 13 York Terrace, Arkroyden, Halifax.


1915 – married Hilda Radcliffe at Halifax. A daughter born on October 1926 subsequently died.


WW1- employed as a chemist living at 24 The Rand, Eastriggs. (Electoral register along with wife) His address appears in The Dornock Farewell as Washington Street, Bradford.


1921 – Walter and Hilda are on the record in Stoke-on Trent


1939- 33 Emery Avenue, Newcastle-under-Lyme, am analytical chemist explosive glycerine. 1 daughter born in 1928.


26th July 1961 died at Stoke-on-Trent aged 74




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Name and address appeared in the Dornock Farewell, held in The Devil’s Porridge Museum’s archive collection:

Name and address appeared in the Gretna and Eastriggs Electoral Roll 1918-1919.


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