Norman ARDRON I (1909 - 1971)

Father: Reuben Ardron (1880 - 1937)
Mother: Mary Ann Gething


Tree extract starting with common ancestor to me:


My 2nd cousin 3 times removed was born on 15 September 1909 and was baptised 17 October of that year in Swinton. They were living at 9 Piccadily Road. (APR) This agrees with a GRO index entry. (GRO ref Rotherham 9c 797 Dec 1909)


1910 Death of King Edward VII, succeeded by King George V

1911 National Insurance Act provides cover against sickness and unemployment

On the 1911 Census (2 April) he was aged 1, living with his parents at 9 Piccadilly, Swinton. (PRO ref 14 ??)

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
1936 Death of King George V, succeeded by King Edward VIII

He married Annie Ackroyd in 1936 in the registration district of Doncaster. (Jack Ardron II + GRO ref Doncaster 9c 1116 Mar 1936 - Ackroyd, Annie)

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'

Norman died on 25 October 1971. (GRO ref Rother V. 2c 1779 Dec 1971 - [born] 15 Se 1909 + Wills & Admons 1972)

His will was probated on 1 March 1972: "Ardron, Norman of Highfield Rd Swinton Mexborough Yorks died 25 October 1971. Probate Sheffield 1 March. 922." (Wills & Admons 1972, Family Division of the High Court)


1) Ann Ardron VIII (1936 -)
My 3rd cousin twice removed was born on 24 September 1936 in the registration district of Doncaster. (APR + GRO ref Doncaster 9c 1011 Dec 1936 - Ackroyd)

Ann was baptised on 21 October 1936 in Swinton. Her father was a miner of 34 William Street. (APR)

2) Edward Ardron II (1942 -)