John Connolley was the seventh of thirteen children
born to John Thomas Connolley (1882-1971) and Ellen
Ann Daykin (1887-1964).
father was the son of poor Irish immigrants and
his mother's ancestors came to Chesterfield from the
lead mines of Swaledale via the coalfields of County
The family lived at 49
Barker Lane, Brampton, Chesterfield, for many years
and John was born there on the 9th May 1917. John died in September 2010 at the age of 93, the last survivor of the thirteen children.
As It Were is a collection of John's memories which
he wrote in serial form to the Trivvies mailing list
in his early 80s.
The memories were copied by Patricia Hayward.
As It Were - Part 1
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