Tag Archives: Barnsley

Rowland Jones – Old Boy of Barnsley Holgate Grammar School

By Jane Ainsworth. I received an exciting New Year ‘gift’ when I was contacted ‘out of the blue’ (actually South Wales) by Robert Briggs, one of the nephews of Rowland Jones. Robert’s older brother David had recently given him and … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Bill Braham – Ancestor of Barnsley ‘Old Boy’ George Braham

By Jane Ainsworth I was delighted to hear from Bill when Duncan Rogers, my publisher at Helion & Company, forwarded an email to me from him on 12 July. Bill had read my book – Great Sacrifice: The ‘Old Boys’ of … Continue reading

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Somme Centenary Commemoration – Barnsley and Beyond by Jane Ainsworth

I knew that many of the men I researched for my book, Great Sacrifice: The Old Boys of Barnsley Holgate Grammar School in the First World War, had served on the Somme in 1916 from the 30 names in cemeteries or … Continue reading

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Great Sacrifice: Researching ‘Old Boys’ of the Great War

First-time author Jane Ainsworth explains how her passion for researching her own family tree led her to examine the lives of 76 ‘Old Boys’ from Barnsley Holgate Grammar School, killed in the Great War. Having retired to Barnsley from Cambridge … Continue reading

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