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Jane Smith
Vernon Canada
Monday, January 28, 2013 22:56
Fred Pye
My name is Jane Smith I live in Canada, and would like to be put in touch with Robing Longbottom. Fred Pye was my uncle, I remember him quite well, but have no information or pictures of him or the Pye family as we left England in 1952. From what I have read on the site Robin new him well. I would like the info to add to the story I am writing for my children who are very interested in the Pye family history
Paul Wilkinson
webmaster
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 08:55
Hi Jane, I've forwarded your email address to Robin.
Irene Hamling
New Zealand
Sunday, May 26, 2013 23:28
My name is Irene Hamling and I live in New Zealand. My mother was Muriel Pye, sister of Fred. She travelled to New Zealand about the 1920s and remained here. We are travelling to the UK in September and will be visiting your area and would be very interested in any info about the Pye family.
I would like to get in touch with Robin Longbottom to see if he can provide any info. I have also contacted Jane Smith (my cousin) after many years of being out of touch. Appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks.
Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Monday, May 27, 2013 11:38
Paul, please pass my email address onto Irene - when you have a spare moment.
Paul Wilkinson
webmaster
Monday, May 27, 2013 14:36
Hi Irene/ Robin - email address passed on.
Terry Longbottom
Valley
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 09:36
Hi Jane B Kidd put Rose mount up for auction it didnít sell, after the sale my father in law Harry Smith (father of Nancy),together with F.Ingham , A Feather and Bros Edgar & Dennis Marklew joined to get her and bought it with the one proviso being that Fred Pye living in the coach house at Rose Mount may continue to do so under the same terms. Free gratis & for nowt.
Josie Walsh
Denholme
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 14:55
Hello Irene

I indexed the gravestones in St Thomas Churchyard and checked for the Pye family, there are 2 graves listed.

Thomas Pye 1876-1958
Gertrude Annie Pye 1873-1967
Fred Pye 1899-1964

James W Pye died 13th March 1964 aged 60yrs
Elizabeth his wife died 1st Jan 1994 aged 76yrs

Josie Walsh
Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 19:00
Actually Terry, Fred Pye lived in Rosewood Square off the High Street. He worked from a small room in the old Coach House at Rose Mount, known to us as the 'saddle room'. Jack Gaskill, who lived at Kildwick, garaged a car in the Coach House and paid the rent on the 'saddle room' that Fred occupied. In return Fred valeted and cleaned Jack's two cars, which he ran alternately. Jack had a Triumph Gloria and a Jaguar in the 1950's and subsequently two Ford Zodiac's. Fred also looked after my father's car and opened up our garage every morning (during the working week) for him, you will recall that my father was disabled. It was a popular joke at the time that Fred came in with the deal when Alan Kidd sold up - as did a number of other Suttoners who occupied garages and buildings at Rose Mount. My recollection of Alan Kidd (Brian's father, who owned Rose Mount) was that he was a Yorkshireman, particularly where money was concerned. However, I suppose you are right in as much as Fred didn't pay the rent, but Jack did. Fred's death coincided with a fire at Jack's business premises in Keighley and he sold up and moved to Morecambe.
Jane Smith
Vernon Canada
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 22:41
Hi Terry is your Nancy smith the same Nancy in my class at school. If I remember correctly my Dad bought a bike for me from them. I never thought I would find my long lost cousin through the village site, how exciting!!! Thanks to everyone for the info about my family. Robin has gone way beyond my expectations with stories about my family, and I can't thank him enough.
Irene Hamling
New Zealand
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 23:36
Hi Josie
Thanks for the information on the Pye gravestones. Really appreciate it.
Thanks also to Robin for his contact and all the information he has provided.
Contact with Jane has been a highlight - we have so much catching up to do!
Terry Longbottom
Valley
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 09:27
High Jane yes itís the same Nancy whenever someone mentioned Canada or the pye family, she would remark. I had a friend called Jane Pye, she went to Canada



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