Hello and welcome to all our
relatives, no matter how distant.
How about helping to make this site more
We've all got a a tale to tell. Maybe a
family story, or just say hello and tell us a little about yourself.
Yes I mean you!
Just send us an
email or write a letter to: 12 Avondale Road,
Town Moor, Doncaster. DN2 6DE, UK
And I'll publish your two-pennorth
I'll start you off:
My Great grandfather
WILLIAM ACKROYD (1862 – 1912)
and my Great grandmother Mary Walker, 1870 - 1955, had seven children.
They (or at least six of them. Correct me if I'm wrong) married and had
children of their own and so on...
Therefore there must be a lot of Ackroyds
and others having Ackroyd blood, that will be interested in knowing how
many were buried in the family grave along with William. Carol and I have
some information but unfortunately Williams headstone has been laid flat
because it became unstable and therefore dangerous. The problem is it was
laid -inscription side down- and is so heavy we cannot move it to read the
We think that it is a shame to see Williams
grave in such a state. He deserves better as he died in the second
explosion of the
Cadeby Colliery Disaster, July 9, 1912, whilst trying to rescue
those trapped in the first explosion!
If any one has any information about the
inscription or about those interred in the grave, we'd love to hear from
you. Even better if any one has the gear to help turn the stone over or
even dare I ask? to re-erect the stone and perhaps help us to tidy up the
grave that would be fantastic.
If you have any information,
please contact us here.