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Thanks for this input Stan. The folks in the foreground have been assumed as 'casual visitors' but if anyone has any leads to the contrary ??? If you have any more info to share on the Carter/Dean dynasty we would love to hear it. More info on the mill is being collected on the Upton history website www.history.uptonbychester.org.uk
webmaster Phil
UK - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 10:00:26 (CST)
William Carter the first owner of Upton Mill prior to his son-in-law Edward Dean taking over from him, is my 2nd Great Grandfather. So I found your article on the Upton Mill and Upton Park very impressive. "Congratulations on an most interesting journey into the past, do you have names for the soldier and 4 ladies in the foreground of the ohoto of the mill, are they family members or just casual visitors? Many Thanks Stan Neill
Stan Neill <s.g.neill@pacific.net.au>
Brisbane, Australia - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 07:52:35 (CST)
A year on and it is still great to see we have visits by those we knew in our younger days. For those that have not read the book like Brenda, it is a good read and a must have for those next generations.
Thomas Clive H Scally <info@1st-promotions.com>
Wirral, UK - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 11:44:36 (CST)
I saw the article in Oct issue of Cheshire Life. Reminded me of my happy days as a child, living at 22 Thornton Dr. Thank You. Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis <TwoOldBirds@msn.com>
El Dorado Hills, Calif USA - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 16:56:49 (CDT)
Have just located your homepage and thrilled to find reference to my great grandparents Rev James and Sarah Richardson, missionaries in Madagascar 1869-1897, who were in 1881 associated with 3 Upton Park. I have much information already about them but this adds to their background.
Mary Robinson <m.robinson10@ntlworld.com>
Belfast, UK - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 14:56:38 (CDT)
Oh, Phil, you make England, and Upton Park seem not so far away, I am enjoying everything so much, and am able to show my daughters, hubby and family my brother and sister in laws house over there. They are Arnold and Flo Bailey, and speak very highly of you. I was at their house last summer, with another brother and his wife, and love the Upton park homes, so pretty. Brother Geoff is bringing his whole family next month, so you may see some of them. Thanks again for doing this. Good job !!!!!!!!!
Enid Young <rdean@netins.net>
Dysart,Iowa, U.S.A. - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 13:53:32 (CDT)
I moved to Upton Heath Sept 1939 and used to deliver News Papers in Upton Park and areas adjoining in the war years for Masons News Agency. There were ruins of a house where Stanton Dr is now we played many an hourin the cellars and the Dicksons Nurseries even bought a house 30 Thornton Dr,Upton Park Estate, when they started building in 1957, was a good comunity inthe Park I always appreciated the generious tips at christmas. It's wonderful to stumble across the page your doing a great job, Good Luck.Michael J. Sidwell Adelaide South Australia wildfing@senet.com.au
Michael J. sidwell <wildfing@senet.com.au>
Adelaide, Australia - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 02:23:31 (CDT)
Hi guys!Whatever happened to Mike & Helen Feakins? Hope you are both well - get in touch?Dave
dave sheppard <ddavesheppard@aol.com>
Stourport-on-Severn, UK - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 19:00:48 (CDT)
A wonderful job on your web site.I feel as if I new him.
Thomas Scally <tptm@aol.com>
Centerport, USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 21:01:13 (CDT)
Bought your book when I met you at the archaeology day at Mill View in January. Took the book on holiday with me couldn't put it down, so interesting. I know many people mentioned ie the Scally family, I went to school with some of them and the Sowerby family, funny enough I saw Janet at the airport minutes after reading about her.
Councillor Brenda Southward <Bren7441@aol.com>
Upton Chester, UK - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 05:50:22 (CST)
The Kermodes at No. 80 were Malcolm and Kathleen (not Kay) and there were three children not two - Judy, Honour (Biddy) and Simon - or at least that was the case when I used to play there when a child!
Adrian Ackroyd <A.A.Ackroyd@norrad.co.uk>
Upton-by-Chester, UK - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 09:56:23 (CST)
Hello, I spotted the article in todays' Chronicle and managed to decipher the incorrect web address! I am interested in local history for possible subject material should Deva FM be the successful applicant for the new Chester area local radio station.If you are interested in supporting Deva FM and later being an occasional contributor I would be delighted to hear from you.Steven MaskreyFounder Director
Steven Maskrey <steven.maskrey@ntlworld.com;info@devafm.com>
Chester, UK - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 08:11:05 (CST)
formerly Holmes of no 23 where peter wrote the poem about our Beech tree,still keep in contact with the Feakin family of no 48, would like to buy a copy of the book, are there any left please?
heather bearn <hbearn@aol.com>
UKEast Sussex - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 07:49:32 (CST)
I would like to buy a copy of the new publication. I lived at Holly Bank, which my father Arthur Astle bought and where my parents entertained Polish and US servicemen during the war - and I was taught to ride by Miss Sabine. Sorry not to have found this site earlier as we have excellent photographs of Upton Park, Miss Sabine and all sorts which you might have found interesting. Please let me know how to order the book.
Judith Gregory <jag.paros@virgin.net>
Red Wharf Bay, UK - Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 18:40:43 (CST)
Well done Phil, I finally found time to have a good long browse and enjoyed it immensely. I look forward to seeing the book.
Judith Andrew nee Pender <ajayandrew@eircom.net>
Ireland - Saturday, September 08, 2001 at 06:36:07 (CDT)
Please note I was known as Clive by the family due to Dad known as TOM (not Tommy). I like my son carried on the first name of Thomas and outside the family am known as Thomas. I have had contact from Australia and it seems I am not the only one with this. There are other Toms in the road.
Thomas Clive H Scally <Thomas @1st-promotions.com>
Wirral, UK - Wednesday, September 05, 2001 at 09:14:32 (CDT)
My sincere apologies to the Scally family for the incorrect information I had been given by a resident. I'm so glad to have tracked down the family and got this corrected. Clive has given me other information that I will be adding shortly
UK - Friday, August 17, 2001 at 03:37:52 (CDT)
Oh dear! As I remember, living at no 16 I had two sisters and six brothers!We did not leave because mrs Scally died, how awfull of you to say this. My Mumm and Dad went to live in the IOM and my mother enjoyed a godd twenty years or so more.I think the site is an excellent idea but you should pay mote attention to the facts and how you obtain them.
Pam Thornton (nee Scally) <pamthornton@telco4u.net>
Chester, UK - Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 06:06:02 (CDT)
My parents, Tom & Megan Sowerby, owned Lyndale (No. 13, I think) Upton Park during the 60s and 70s and a fair bit of my childhood and youth was spent living there. Now I live the other side of the world and its a great trip down memory lane to visit this excellent website.
Roland Sowerby <roland_sowerby@hotmail.com>
Brisbane, Australia - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 05:14:21 (CDT)
I have just had my first look at the web site, and I was very impressed. What a tremendous achievment by all involved and what a greate service to the rest of the residents. Can I also take this opportunity to congratulate all the organisors of the safari supper.Once again it was a greate success.
David Hogg Number 60 <hoggfamily@aol>
UK - Sunday, July 01, 2001 at 10:38:24 (EDT)
Like the lovely new picture of Grange House, Phil. Even Dad approves! When's the Salsa party in the conservatory?
Angela James <angelaj@deansfoods.co.uk>
Chester, UK - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 17:04:57 (EDT)
We will refer any queries about Upton Park to your website.
C Picco <recordoffice@cheshire.gov.uk>
Chester, UK - Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 05:34:56 (EDT)
Phil, I've had a good look around your webpages and think that it is very well put together. I like the balance between the archive side and the oral history side. This kind of website is becoming increasingly useful for schools projects. I've had a look at the mill photo and it is dated 1914. Copyright runs for 70 years after the date of the photo if the author isn't known, so it is out of copyright. Ruth
Ruth Pyle <r.pyle@chestercc.gov.uk>
Chester, UK - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 09:39:47 (EDT)
Well done Phil - great picture of the Vauxhall on my house page. But what about a social section -safari suppers and the BBQ's at the Beards ? You have the pictures - do you want the stories and the gossip? Or is that safe? Let me know.... Nicola
Nicola Quartermaine <nicola-qmaine@yahoo.co.uk>
Chester, UK - Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 06:21:42 (EDT)
I visited the Park during the 60s, and lived at White Cottage #7 for a brief period with my mother Wendy and grandparents Elsie and Cecil Parker. My uncle and auntie lived down the road at Carden Bank-Robin and Gweneth Parker, and for a short duration David and Jill Parker lived in the Park too. Recollections- Being bitten by the Trant's dog. Gibbons in the copper beech outside my bedroom window! (I would like some confirmation of that if anyone else outthere saw them!) Nettie's field and her donkeys. And that Upton Park was for the Parkers!
Sally Ragonesi <RagonesiPT@aol.com>
Atlanta,Georgia, USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 16:15:01 (EDT)
Comments to follow later this week.
Rhoderick Paul Davies <rhodrp@quista.net>
Waterlooville, Hants, UK - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 15:39:10 (EDT)
Phil Pearn - BRILLIANT!! Just spent a couple of intruiging hours trawling through the tremendous detail the site contains. I am looking forward with anticipation to the Book at the year end. Not sure if you are aware, but currently Social Events are not registering in the Committee section. Phil, a tremendous record for posterity. Hope you come up with more photographic recordss. Well done once again. Phil M
Phil Mason (No.26)
UK - Saturday, April 07, 2001 at 17:29:20 (EDT)
What a web site! Well done Phil. No. 9, now that's a nice house! When is the Safari bash? What about an invite? Is Great Barrow too far to walk? Thanks to everyone for good wishes and cards. We have settled into our new house and can usually be found digging the vegetable plot. Come and see us! Janet and Pat
walsh P & J <walshmanor@aol.com>
chester, UK - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 16:04:20 (EST)
Greetings from Geretsried
D - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 12:08:30 (EST)
Just browisng the internet and found your site, as a former resident of Upton I found this very ineresting. I noticed an entry by Graham Hinde and am wondering if they are related to Simon Hinde that I used to go to school with
Mike Fry <deva.consulting@senet.com.au>
Adelaide, Australia - Monday, March 12, 2001 at 06:01:54 (EST)
See note below sent to editor. I have attempted to resolve the points raised - see the 'houses' page and developments over last 100+years - as via the 'history' page. Dear Editor ,I enjoy the fruits of your labours but there is one thing which would add to the architectural and sociological interest namely if the dates of building of each house could be added,and where an older house has been demolished to make room for two modern houses if the date of the original house was known.This might also explain the curious shape of some of the plots Best Wishes Robertroaf@aol.com
site editor
UK - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 07:42:13 (EST)
At last! it took a personal visit by Phil to get me to open up, but I have done it and it's wonderful!
Pauline Rourke <pauline.rourke@btinternet.com>
Chester, UK - Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 08:19:35 (EST)
Please tell my dad now that he has a new computer with internet access (a very expensive christmas present) to pull his finger out and contribute to this page.
Tony Capstick
Chester, UK - Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 17:04:11 (EST)
As an old friend of Phil Pearn (No.80), I was impressed with the site and particularly the recorded oral history. Very well done. Perran Newman
Perran Newman <perrannman@aol.com>
Chagford, UK - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 07:22:42 (EST)
when we first came to the park,in 1958, there were,at least, three somewhat eccentric characters living here.Miss dames,who lived just across the road from us,was a lady of extremely imperious demeanour.It was an ordinary occurence to receive notes informing me that the hedge needed cutting,or the house painting,I can not recall that she ever demeaned herself sufficiently to actually speak to me.When the Rev.Wheldon Williams joined the parish,he had the temerity to pay a pastoral call on miss Dames,she listened whilst he introduced himself,and said,"well you can bugger orf,I'm an atheist". The misses Trant lived at no9,they might accuratley be described as gentlewomen of reduced circumstances,they were,in fact,poor as church mice.Margaret was not in the same dimension as everyone else.Mary,however,had been a fairly high ranking officer in the A.T.S.and exercised a sort of droit de seigneur,{or whatever the female equivalent is}over the park.In those days most of us had solid fuel boilers,Miss Trant was out of fuel,as she hadn't payed her bill{one didn't pay tradesmen in her world}I felt sorry for her,and,foolishly,invited her to take some fuel from my bunker,to tide her over.She took me at my word,came with her wheelbarrow,and removed close to a ton of anthracite,whilst I was at work,she never alluded to the incident again,even to say thanks. Just across the road,at no42 lived Netta Crosby,Netta used to have the meals on wheels service,however,she believed that in order to qualify,one needed to be bedridden,when they arrived she would dash upstairs and leap into bed,fully clothed,and,not infrequently, straight from the garden in her wellies.All the children adored her,i think they recognised a kindred spirit.She used to sit by the window in the front bedroom,the light from her television bathing her in an eerie glow,they say that,when the moon is full,and Coronation Street is on,you can still see her sitting there[I made that bit up]
graham hinde <graham.hinde@btintrnet.com>
chester, UK - Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 15:02:56 (EDT)

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