Ben ARDRON (1911 - 2002)

Father: Edwin Ardron I (1879 - 1944)
Mother: Kate Liversidge


Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:

My 3rd cousin twice removed was born on 19 September 1911 in the registration district of Hemsworth. (Paul Ardron IV + GRO ref Hemsworth 9c 382 Dec 1911 - Liversidge)

1911 National Insurance Act provides cover against sickness and unemployment

1912 on 15 April sinking of the SS Titanic
1913 on 4 June Suffragette Emily Davison is killed by the king's horse

1914-18 The Great War (World War I)
1918 in May a massive flu epidemic reaches Britain and kills more than 200,000 people in Britain and up to 50 million worldwide

1918 All men over 21 and all women over 30 get the vote

1921 in July unemployment reaches a post-war high of 2.5 million

1922 The Irish Free State is established

1927 on 1 January the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is created

1928 Equal Franchise Act - All women are given the same voting rights as men (all over the age of 21)
1928 on 30 September Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin

1929 on 24 October the Wall Street Crash sparks the Great Depression

1931 Financial crisis and run on the pound (Britain abandons the gold standard)

1935 in July the first Penguin paperbacks go on sale, costing just 6 pence, bringing literature to the masses

Ben married Lily Ward on 4 November 1935 in the registration district of Doncaster. (Paul Ardron IV + GRO ref Doncaster 9c 2005 Dec 1935 - Ward, Lily)

1936 Death of King George V, succeeded by King Edward VIII
1936 Abdication of King Edward VIII in order to marry Wallace Simpson, succeeded by King George VI

1939-45 World War II
1944 Butler Education Act - framework for new free comprehensive secondary education for all
1947 on 1 January Britain's coal industry is nationalised

1948 National Health Service established

1948 on 29 July the Olympic Games open at Wembley Stadium in London

1952 Death of King George VI, succeeded by Queen Elizabeth II
1954 Rationing resulting from ends

1955 on 22 September commercial television starts with the first ITV broadcast

1956 on 17 October Britain switches on its first nuclear power station at Calder Hall

1959 M1 Motorway punched through the Midlands from Watford to Birmingham

1963 The Profumo Affair
1965 on 8 November the death penalty is abolished

1966 on 30 July England win the football World Cup

1967 Abortion and homosexuality are legalised

1969 on 2 March Concorde, the world's first supersonic airliner, makes its maiden flight

1971 on 15 February decimalised currency replaces 'pounds, shillings and pence'

1973 on 1 January Britain joins the European Economic Community

1978 Wide spread strikes result in the so called “Winter of Discontent”
1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first female Prime Minister

1984 on 12 March the 12-month 'Miners' Strike' over pit closures begins

1989 Tim Berners-Lee invents the World Wide Web

1992 on 6 May the Channel Tunnel opens, linking London and Paris by rail

2001 on 11 September Islamic terrorists crash aircraft on targets in New York and Washington

He died on 21 December 2002. (Paul Ardron IV + GRO ref Bradford dist no 0811C reg no C73A ent no 225 dor 1202 - [born] 19-Sep-1911)

Lily WARD (1915 - 1988)
She was born on 5 January 1915. (Paul Ardron IV + date of birth on GRO Death Index) GRO REF??

She died in 1988. (Paul Ardron IV + GRO ref Bradford vol no 4 pg no 202 reg no 388 - [born] 05-Jan-1915)


1) David Ardron III (1945 -)