Letter of thanks addressed to:
Mr & Mrs Britton & Family
Postmark: 24 Dec 1929 Manchester
Mrs Howard desires to express her sincere thanks for the kind expressions of sympathy received in her bereavement.
The many tokens of affection and regard have been a great consolation.
I did a search on ancestry but there were quite a few Howards in Prestwich at that time. A lucky google search gave me a dog advertisement posted by a Percy Howard of Okehurst, Deyne Avenue, Prestwich so now we had a full name.
Percy Howard was born in Moss-Side, Manchester c1871. His wife, Elizabeth was born around the same time in Shuttleworth.
In the 1911 census they had been married for 12 years with no children. Percy was a Manufacturer’s Agent in the woollen trade (in 1901 he was working under his own account).
Staying with them that night at ‘Okehurst’ was Percy’s sister, Catherine Jane, her husband Harold SWITHENBANK and their son Harold, aged 8. ‘Okehurst’ had 8 rooms.
Rest in peace Percy. I hope we can find some of your family to pass on this sentimental letter ♥️
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