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History and Restoration of the Victoria Baths near to Fred and Alice Ann's home Edale, Victoria Park, Manchester

Fred Aldous Ltd
Aldous Family tree
Freda Proudley <member@proudley.freeserve.co.uk>
Wed, 9 Jul 2008 00:02:47 +0200 (CEST)

Hello Karen,

Thank-you Karen, i have just spent a good hour looking at your very interesting site. The Aldous surname is of interest to me. No, I am not a member of the family but have an interest in the Aldous family being in business in our village of Beckingham Nottinghamshire England.

Your line from Frederick born 1855, his brother John William born 1853 died in Beckingham 1915 is my line of interest. John William had a son Harry who married a Ethel Hampson, they lived in Beckingham and had a business of Willow growing.

Here in the village we are in the process of restoring the last remaining building connected to the willow industry in our village. I am head of the history team and wondered if you could possibly have any further information on John William or Harry Aldous. We would be very interested in puchasing a photograph of either of them if one exsist.

In this building we are hoping to set up a small museum relating to willow growing and its owners. we are in contact with the family that followed Harry Aldous, that was a Herbert Gale from Manchester. Any information about the Aldous family here in Beckingham I would be extremely grateful for, if there is anything I can be of assistance with we will certainly help.

Kind Regards

Freda Proudley

Beckingham Local History Group.

The 1881 census for England was taken on the night of 3 April 1881. The following information was requested: Name of street, avenue road, etc.; house number or name; whether or not the house was inhabited; number of rooms occupied if less than five; name of each person that had spent the night in that household; relationship of person enumerated to the head of the family; each person's marital status; age at last birthday (sex is indicated by which column the age is recorded in); each person's occupation; person's place of birth; whether deaf and dumb, blind, imbecile or idiot, or lunatic.

The National Archives


The 1901 census was taken on 31 March 1901, and recorded the details of over 32 million people who were resident in England and Wales at that time. Since all the details are collected at the same time, the census provides a snapshot of what life was like on census night.

The 1901 census was the eleventh census of population. As always, it was taken on a Sunday - traditionally the day of least population movement. In the run-up to census night, enumerators visited every house in their area distributing forms, which each householder was instructed to complete, recording the details of every person resident on census night. From the following Monday, the enumerator collected and checked the forms, asking for details to fill in any obvious gaps or inconsistencies. The information was then copied into census enumerator's books, before being sent to the Census Office in London.