Bolefoot

The properties in Bolefoot were built for the council from 1921 to 1923.

John Bateson advises that the land was purchased from the Swinglehursts in December 1919 and building actually began in 1920. There were 24 “parloured” houses and 4 “non parloured”.

The original consecutive numbering of the properties is shown below along with known residents. In 1968, the Bolefoot properties along the newly named ‘Helmside Road’ were incorporated into that road’s initial numbering. The remaining Bolefoot properties were also renumbered into odds and evens with only numbers 4 and 13 retaining their original numbers.

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Bolefoot properties facing the Children’s Play Area and Railway Image courtesy of Google Street View 2011

 

1 Bolefoot (now 38 Helmside Road)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Clifford Hall (1904-?) & Harriet Hall (1902-?) + John Hall
  • 1968 – renumbered as 38 Helmside Road

2 Bolefoot (now 40 Helmside Road)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Robert E Armer (1905-?) & Annie Armer (1902-?) + Robert J Armer – please see Armer Family page

3 Bolefoot (now 2 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – John Stewart (1891-?) & Florence Stewart (1892-?) + Jean Stewart later Swindlehurst
  • 1946 – Mrs. M. A. M. Brown

4 Bolefoot (still 4 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Robert Drelincourt (1908-?) & Margaret Mary Drelincourt neé Baron (1910-1996)

5 Bolefoot (now 6 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – John Handley (1899-?) & Margaret Handley (1896-?)

6 Bolefoot (now 8 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – William Dawson (1901-?) & Minnie Dawson (1906-?) + Mary W Dawson later Lappin

7 Bolefoot (now 1 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – William Parkinson (1884-1959?) & Clara Parkinson nee Bennett (1886-1978) + Peter Parkinson (1918-1978) + Lucy Queenie Parkinson (1921-2016)

8 Bolefoot (now 3 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Thomas Lund (1892-?) & Ethel J Lund (1888-?) + Eric Lund + Hannah Lund

9 Bolefoot (now 5 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Elizabeth Thornborrow (1897-?) + Lydia J Lamb (1875-?)

10 Bolefoot (now 7 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Anne E Beard (1865-?)

11 Bolefoot (now 9 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Edward Langhorne (1897-?) & Ada Langhorne (1900-?) + Doreen Langhorne later Slater + Iris Langhorne later Johnson

12 Bolefoot (now 11 Bolefoot) – “Caer Urfa”

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Thomas Alston (1894-1982) & Helen Alston neé Newsham (1898-1951) + Edith M Alston later McAdam + Mavis H Alston later Davies
  • 1946 – Mrs Helen Alston

13 Bolefoot (still 13 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Allan Swarbrick (1899-1944) + Jane Swarbrick (1904-?) + William Swarbrick + Harold Jones

14 Bolefoot (now 15 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Rudloph Weidman (1914-?) + Margaret A Weidman (1914-?) + Edward Weidman + Lily Baines + Edward Baines

15 Bolefoot (now 17 Bolefoot)

16 Bolefoot (now 19 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – William Benson (1905-?) & Alice Benson (1906-?)
  • 1968 – renumbered to 19 Bolefoot

17 Bolefoot (now 42 Helmside Road)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – John J Medcalf (1893-?) & Jane Medcalf (1893-?) + Maisie Medcalf later Dowker

18 Bolefoot (now 44 Helmside Road)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Harriet Stephenson (1887-?) + Margaret Stephenson later Horsley + John Stephenson

19 Bolefoot (now 46 Helmside Road)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Thomas G Lowthian (1913-?) & Mary Lowthian nee Swainbank (1908-?)

20 Bolefoot (now 48 Helmside Road)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Ernest Harris (1873-?) & Isabella Harris (1872-?) + Margaret Walsh + Alexander Walsh

21 Bolefoot (now 23 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Arthur R Rooke (1893-?) & Hilda Rooke later Salt (1893-?) + Millie Rooke + Christina Martin later Brown

22 Bolefoot (now 21 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Thomas J Hayhurst (1903-?) & Lucy Hayhurst (1911-?)

23 Bolefoot (now 10 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 –

24 Bolefoot (now 12 Bolefoot)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 –

25 Bolefoot (now 50 Helmside Road)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – John R Ellison (1897-?) + Norman R Ellison + Emma Ellison + Ronald W Ellison + Christopher H Ellison + Derek Ellison + Emily Middlebrough – please see Ellison Family page

26 Bolefoot (now 52 Helmside Road)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – ? – James Middleton (1899-?) & Sylvia Middleton (1897-?)
  • 1939 – ? – George Marsden Swainbank (1905–1957) & Lavinia B Swainbank (1906-?) + Mary Blein – please see Swainbank Family page

Please note both the Middleton family and Swainbank family were each listed as 26 Bolefoot in 1939. Which was correct is not known at this stage.

27 Bolefoot (now 54 Helmside Road)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 –

28 Bolefoot (now 56 Helmside Road)

  • 1921 –
  • 1939 – Robert J Fothergill (1901-?) & Jennie Fothergill (1901-?) + Sallie Higgin

With special thanks to John Bateson for pointing out the road numbering changes etc.

Page last updated: 23 March 2016

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