Dora came from Burnley and lived above the family grocer’s shop in the Daneshouse area of town. She had seven siblings with one being born in Australia where the family lived for a short time before returning to Lancashire. She worked in the cotton industry as a weaver. Dora died a spinster in 1963.
A family relation, Ernest from New Zealand, is pictured in service uniform during the Great War. He returned to New Zealand after the war and died there in 1959. Conversely, at least 17 men from Burnley served with New Zealand forces (with thanks to Andrew Gill).
Towneley Hall Museum,
Burnley BB11 3RQ
Adults: £5.50 for a 12-month pass
Children (17 and under): FREE
Students with valid ID: FREE
Due to government guidelines Towneley Hall is currently closed until further notice.
Public toilets will be open 10am–4pm Monday to Friday
For parking passes/renewals call 01282 477130 (12-4pm -please leave a name and phone number if not answered)
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