Charles Henry ARDRON (1921 - 2000)

Father: Leonard Ardron I (1873 - 1955)
Mother: Florence Hewson



Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:



My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born on 28 April 1921 and then baptised on 25 May that year in Swinton . His father was a miner of 66 Bridge Street. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 1662 Jun 1921 - Hewson) (Photo - Swinton Parish Church)


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

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

He married Evelyn Travers on 4 April 1942 at Swinton Parish Church. (Joanne Ardron + GRO ref Don Valley 9c 2380 Jun 1942 - Travers)


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


Charles died on 27 July 2000 at Mexborough Montagu Hospital. (Joanne Ardron + GRO ref Doncaster 2000 district no 0422 reg no 41A ent no 051 dor 700 - [dob] 28-Apr-1921)

Evelyn TRAVERS (1923 -)
She was born on xx xx 1923 in Mexborough. (Joanne Ardron + GRO ref Doncaster 9c 1415 Sep 1923 - Gillott)


1) Charles F Ardron (1942 -)


2) Ian Ardron I (1943 -)

3) Julie Ann Ardron (1953 -)
My 3rd cousin twice removed was born on xx xx 1953. (Dean Ardron + GRO ref Don Valley 2b 634 Mar 1953 - Travers)

Julie married John Grice in 1971. (Dean Ardron + GRO ref Don Valley 2b 913 Jun 1971 - Grice, John E.)