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  1. Thanks very much for the very helpful information. I've been looking at the history of the railway's in Sheffield where for many years Dean & Dawson promoted several hundred (or more) excursion trains going throughout the country. It's quite possible they became part of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) and when British Railways were formed in the 1948 Nationalisation, they would have to be sold off. Hence why I suggested they became part of Thomas Cook. Thanks again, Phil
  2. Good Morning, Does anyone please know anything about the history of Dean and Dawson's Travel Agents based in Sheffield? I believe they were in existence in the early 1920's and collaborating with the Great Central Railway in arranging excursion trains from Sheffield Victoria station. The GCR became part of the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923, with Dean & Dawson very much continuing to work with them. What I'm trying to find out is whether or not Dean & Dawson actually became part of the LNER organisation? If it was, there is another possibily that as part of the 1948 Nationalisation of the Railway when the LNER became part of British Railways, Dean & Dawson may have been sold off to such as Thomas Cooks? I understand that Dean & Dawson's had many branches throughout South Yorkshire until the 1960's. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks, Phil
  3. Thanks again Retep. We think that Ron (Junior) is still in Sheffield. We've now found a little more info. We believe Sandra's father Ronald Bagley had a sister Edna born around 1910. She lived in Wallace Road, Parkwood Springs and married a John Weston around 1935. These would have been her Aunt and Uncle. We've trying to find if the Weston's had any Children, if so these Cousins may still be around? Phil
  4. Thanks Retep We think the Ronald Bagney in Farfield Road could have been Sandra's brother who's father was also called Ronald and we know he died in 1950. Ronald (Junior) would now be around age 66. Not aware of any possible connection with John Bagley of 115 Douglas Road. Phil
  5. Hi, I'm looking for any descendants of Fred Bagley who lived at 33, Douglas Road, Parkwood Springs. Fred was born in 1881 and an engine driver at Needsend shed. We know he was there in 1911 until at least 1925. In 1936 he was the driver of a train that crashed at Orgreave where he received minor injuries. In the 1911 census he had a son Ronald and a daughter Edna. Ronald was my wife Sandra's father, but he died when she was only a few months old. Sandra was mostly brought up in Children's Homes and knew nothing about her Father's side of the family living in Parkwood Springs. It is possible that someone may remember the Bagley's and Edna may of course have descendants? As Fred's children were only age 6 and 1 in 1911, it's possible there were later children? It would be really good to find some family history on the Parkwood Springs Bagley's. Many thanks, Phil
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