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After the marriage of Frank Valentine Vearncombe and Ellen Thompson in 1898, they lived the rest of their lives at 9 Trees Cottages Knowsley, which was one of two cottages now called Elm Cottage. The postal address was always known however as “Nr The Elms” Knowsley Lane.

Their only child was my Father FRANK EDWARD VEARNCOMBE b 19th June 1899. He attended the Boy’s School at Knowsley and later went to Prescot Grammar School. In 1918 he was in the Army for a few months with the Liverpool Scottish Kings Regiment towards the end of the War.

For most of his working life he had his own lorry and worked as a Haulage Contractor. For many years he was on a contract to Whiston Council on road maintenance. Later on in 1950 he became the storekeeper at Ensor Garage on the East Lancashire Rd thus maintaining his lifelong interest in Engines, Cars, Lorries, and things mechanical.


From Pupil Records in F.A.Bailey's, "History of PGS,
1544 to 1944"

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