My granddad is Bernard Beadsworth and I have
just been looking at the Cottingham website and was thrilled to find a
picture of my grandad as child in Water Lane. He is currently in hospital
at the moment and I was trying to find photos and things that I could take
him, to remind him of the 'old days' and also so that he could reminisce
and tell us his many tales of growing up in Cottingham, I didn't dream I
would find one of him so thank you so much for that. I'm sure Grandad will
be thrilled also.
Many thanks once again.
8 March 2005
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I met Bernard last year when
he came up to Cottingham for his sister Hilda's 85th birthday, then aged
90. He told me some fascinating stories about life in the village all
those years ago. Unfortunately, Bernard passed away earlier this year.
The photograph opposite shows
the Beadsworth family with Bernard (front right), his sister Hilda (front
centre) and brother Albert, aged 81 (front left). Taken at the Hunting
Lodge in January 2004.