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The Tinsley - Sheffield link

Mr Edward [Ted] Evans was in touch and sent the photo below and explanatory text.  We are grateful Ted has given permission to use his family archive.

 I have just been browsing Llanymynech on Wikipedia and discovered your local history group....My Grandfather, William Evans , was born there on November 30th 1878....... My great Grandfather  , also William was a Rockman and he was married to Elizabeth , formerly Davies.....I believe my Grandfather had sisters and at least two brothers ... One brother , Richard , died in 1906 in South Africa in the service of the Cape Mounted Police... Another brother , Edward , served in , and survived, the Great War of 1914-18.
I am posting this very old photo of workmen and I believe the man in the centre of the back row could be my Great Grandfather.

 

Quarrymen Llanynynech , great grandad William Evans middle of back row. late 1800's (Small)

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The obituary below gives more background to the Evans’ move from Llanymynech. The ‘brothers’ referred to are in fact the sons of the deceased

OBIT William Evans 1879-1965 moved to Sheffield 1919

The old postcards below, also sent by Ted Evans, should be of familiar locations but of a very different time to the present. The location of a petrol station and the lack of vegetation on the hill are striking differences.

Fox - Davies (Small)
a hand-tinted postcard published by H.R.Pryce , Corner Shop , Llanymynech. (Small)
Llanymynech # 6 (Small)
Llan # 4 (Small)
Llanymynech # 2 (Small)
Llanymynech # 5 (Small)
Llanymynech # 8 (Small)
Llanymynech # 3 (Small)

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