Bradder street

Residents photo circa 1940

By Michael Wilson

This is a family photograph which includes my Grandmother bottom far right Agnes Wilson  27 Bradder Street taken around 1940

Do you recognise anyone ???

Photo:Bradder street residents circa 1940

Bradder street residents circa 1940

This page was added on 19/01/2012.
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You don't see many pictures like this these days. This photograph was taken on the Tippin at the rear of Bradder Street. It was on the slope where the filling in of the old sand Quarry ended.  In 1939 just about all these ladies were living on the bread line, and all knew what poverty was. And still, the camaraderie among them all was second to none.

I can see :- Mrs Harper, Mrs Scattergood, (Two ladies I know but forgotten their names ).Mrs Bowers, Mrs Mason , Mrs Cooper, Mrs Wilson, Mrs King, Mrs Dibble, Mrs Parks, Mrs Skinner, Mrs McGee, Mrs Vera Parks, Mrs Bryan, Dolly Mason, Mrs Alice Bagley. There are many that I recognise but cannot put a name to. One young lady could well be my elder sister Ina ?.....Don't know what the occasion was? Certainly not for the outbreak of war. Alan curtis

By Alan Curtis
On 23/01/2012

I believe there are three of my family on the photo. My mother Olive Bull and her sister Jessie are on the third row. They lived at number 7. Their grandmother Lizzie Shelton formerly Udall lived at number 11. Her daughter Lizzie Udall is also further right on the photo. I think that the date is 1940 because I have my parents wedding photo and they look very much the same age.

By Jennifer Dady
On 07/02/2012

Jennifer, it is great to hear about former Bradder St. residents. I remember Mrs Udall, she had an old black Spaniel dog with red eyes...Although I can only remember one daughter...she had short dark hair, very pretty, and I believe she attended Moor Lane school...Would she be your mother?

By alan curtis
On 09/03/2012

At one time most of my fathers family lived on Bradder street and I used to visit them regularly. They were my fathers mother and father, Norman Mason and Lucy Chapman who had Harold, my father and aunts Dolly, Lucy, Ruby Nelly, Francise and another girl that died as a result of a fire and a son Roland. My Aunty Nelly married and went to live on Ladybrook Lane, and when they moved I used to walk through the train sheds and past some ponds and onto Sheepbridge Lane to Ladybrook Lane. Aunty Ruby married and went to live at Pleasley. My grandfather Norman married Hannah King and lived at 71 Bradder Street until she died, Norman also live there till he died. It would be interesting to find out more of my family on Bradder street as Norman and Hannah had a further 8 children some of whom lived on Bradder Street.

By Ged Mason
On 28/04/2012

Hello Ged, It was nice to read your comment, and I will be pleased to fill in a little more about your family..... The older Mr. and Mrs Mason used to live next door but one to us on Bradder Street......You are right, they did have a large family.....We used to call her Grandma Mason, and as a small boy , she used to frighten me to death...If I would not go to sleep at night, my Mum would threaten me she would fetch Grandma Mason to me, that usually did the trick....Occasionally Grandma Mason would stand at the bottom of the stairs and shout up that she was coming,that also did the trick... I knew all the family of the Masons, there was one that you missed, that was Stanley Mason, he died at the age of 37. I went to see him when he was lay in the front room , I was only about 8 at the time....You can gather that my Mum was quite good friends with your Gran.. Your Grandma and Grand dad were quite entrepreneurs in their time, They used to make Ice-cream and 1d Ducks and sell them from their front door bay....The ice-cream was made in an old wooden churn with a handle on the top to turn the cream.....If I turned it for them, I got a free Ice-cream. I didn't do it so often, It made your arms ache... Dolly married a nice man and they moved further down the street, somewhere in the middle...I remember Lucy, Ruby and Nelly....I bumped into Nelly in Sainsbury's cafe a few years ago.....how nice it was to see her again after all the years......I cannot remember Roland or Francis..... Going up to Ladybrook Lane, it must have been the old Cocoa Pond that you passed on your way.... Regards Alan Curtis....

By alan curtis
On 02/05/2012

Hi Alan thanks for that. Unfortunately all the Masons of that time are now dead with the exception of my Aunty Francis who lives in Newstead. Aunty Nelly died last year. Are there any old photos of the Masons that you know of in addition to the ones on this site?? Your right grand ma was a hard working woman and had allotments on quarry lane and kept pigs chickens and ducks in the old gregory quarries between nottingham road and quarry lane. I only found this out as owner of that quarry until it closed.

By Ged Mason
On 03/05/2012

Norman and Leslie Mason ( brothers ) lived somewhere near the middle of the street...New them both very well... Alan

By alan curtis
On 10/05/2012

Hi Alan, given the above photo could you please point out Hannah Mason and Elsie King. Thanks Ged

By Ged Mason
On 11/02/2014

Hello Ged, at first you had me foxed with the name Hannah. Then the penny dropped, for we as children always knew your Granny as, Grandma Mason. Unfortunately, Hannah is not in the picture, at that time she was far too big a lady, to even attempt to climb onto the Tippin, and a little past climbing, for I believe she had completed her child bearing days. She was a sort of queen to a fairly large family. The only lady I know on the picture with the name of King, is Ivy King, she is stood on the front row, third from the right. Her name was Ivy Ward before she was married. Mrs Ward lived by herself at number 7,. and Mr and Mrs King lived at number 77.They had one son Roy who was about a year older than I. Ged, where does brothers Norman and Lesley Mason come in your family? Alan

By alan curtis
On 16/02/2014

Hi Alan, there were two brothers namer Norman and Leslie, the older Norman was my Grandfather and Leslie my great uncle who was killed in the Bilsthorpe shaft sinking disaster. Norman had two sons Norman and Leslie by his second marriage to Patricia Hilda Chapman. Norman is no longer with us but Lesie is living in Langworth. Ged

By Gerald Mason
On 17/02/2014

Alan some corrections, Norman Masons second Marraige was to Hilda Patricia Berkin not Chapman that was his first wife. Leslie the youger lives in Langwith Notts not Langworth Lincs.

By Gerald Mason
On 24/02/2014

My brother forwarded this page to me. We have been tracing our family and knew that Bradder St. was often mentioned when we were little. However I am not sure thay were still there when the photo was taken. My maternal grandfather was Wilfred Heath. The Heath family were still living at 63 Bradder St in 1921 when my grandfather married Ellen Green. Unusually for those days they both give the same address on their marriage certificate. I am not sure how much longer the Heaths continued to live on Bradder St.  but maybe someone still remembers them.

By Diane Marsh
On 24/02/2014

Mr. and Mrs Heath lived next door but one to us at 67. Lovely family living in the same style house as we. It was in the 30's and 40's that I remember them, and by that time ,to me , they were an older couple.  I recall one night during the blackout I had to go over to the Brickyard, to the " Beeroff " , for something or other, not a light to be seen anywhere. Often in the Blackout, one had to feel there way around at times.Upon returning home, I miscalculated the houses, and walked straight into the Heath's house.through the front room I marched and into the living room.They wondered who it was marching in. But it just goes to show, nobody locked their doors in them days. Alan Curtis

By alan curtis
On 27/02/2014

My parents were Jack & Edna Bradder(née Frost) My father lived at 8 Padley Hill and went to Moor Lane school. How did the street get it's name? I have been trying for years to research my family tree and have only tracked back to 1912 when my father was born. Any information would be appreciated. I live in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

By Alan bradder
On 05/03/2014

Have you looked a the other pages re Bradder Street,(under Mansfield) especially Bradders the Builders

By Editors
On 05/03/2014

Hi Alan, I have researched the Bradder family tree in the past as one of my ancestors married Alfred Bradder. Indeed Bradder street is named after this family as they were builders. I can tell you that your Grandfather was John Reginald Bradder who was born in 1882, and lived at 8 Padley Hill and was a plumber. And his Father was Joseph Bradder born 1858 at Mansfield Woodhouse and was a chemists assistant. I haven't yet discovered how your Bradder family is connected to mine, but seeing that it is a very large family I would not hesitate to say that you are related to the Bradder's from which Bradder street is named after.

By Angela Roche
On 05/03/2014

Hi Alan, only just caught up with your reply to my comment posted in February this year. It's great to think that you knew my maternal great grandparents at 63 Bradder Street. Their names were Vernard and Ellen. They had a big family who all married and moved away but the eldest daughter Alice Maud never married and continued to live at home with her parents. I see from the Linneys Directory of 1956,  on one of your additional pages about Bradder St, that A M Heath (Alice Maud) was still living at number 63. I think she remained their until she moved into a 'Brunt's' bungalow on Samuel Close. She lived to be 101 and maintained her independence into her late 90's. For some reason she was always considered the black sheep of the family but don't really know why. Perhaps some of the other Bradder street survivors knew her and can shed some light. 

Would just like to say a big thank you for this site. Have spent countless hours finding connections to many of our family members. 

Diane Marsh nee Featherstone

By Diane Marsh nee Featherstone
On 21/10/2014

Hi Ged, I can help you with Elsie King as she came with Grandma before she married Grandad, also Violet and our Marlene. They went to live on Warsop Road and we used to visit them there. Our Marlene lives on Sherwood Rise near the swimming baths. Our Betty lives in Bury and was 80 a few weeks ago. Our Pat lives on Derby Rd, Pauline lives lives close but can't remember village at the moment. Last time I saw you Ged was with our Nell in the Plough up Notts Rd after we had been up to Crem and called in for a drink on way home.  

Kath Mason

By Kathleen Mason
On 26/11/2014

Hi Kath thanks for that we should get together and discuss the family that I'm sure you would be interested in.

Ged

By Ged Mason
On 09/01/2015

Thank you Michael Wilson for posting this photo, my grandmother Doris Scattergood is second from the left holding my mum Brenda in the photo. My mum was born in October 1932 from the photo she only looks about 3 so l would put the time 1935 or 1936. My mum although 83 now is still alive and cried when she saw the photo, she remembered the shoes shes wearing Is anyone else still alive on this photo? my mum says the little girl Mrs Harper is holding her daughter Pat was killed in a car accident at 19. She cannot remember the other children but would love to know if anyone can help.

By Sue Moore
On 19/02/2016

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