The Eaton Family
The gentleman in front of
the Plumbers Arms, with the horse, is Walter Kent (1883-1949),
as you will see from the sign he was the landlord.
Walter Kent married Annie Turner in 1911. Annie's family came from Gainsborough
We are not sure when it was taken but I would guess about 1910. He was my wife's (Anne Eaton) great uncle on her father's side. Walter died 1949 during the rehearsal of a musical to be performed in Goldthorpe.
His father, Samuel Kent, was landlord before him and died in 1907, so the photo would be after 1907 when Walter took over.
Anne has many connections with Barnburgh, apart from the fact that she was married there, she is related to the Eatons, Kents, Merrills many of whom, but not all, are buried in the churchyard.
The Motor Car was a Star, about 1910 / 11 a 12 hp model.The driver is I.IF.Eaton(1864) Great GO/Father, Passenger John Eaton(1833), Great Grandfather, Standing Frank Eaton (1885), Grandfather
John Eaton 1843 - 1914
John Eaton was a prominent colliery manager in South Yorkshire. Read his obituary in the Doncaster Chronicle here
Thomas Harold Barker
January Married Eliza Eaton (nee Kent) in 1921 when Frank Eaton died in 1917 as a result of WW1.
He started in mining in Barnburgh Pit, progressed to become a miner's representative and Chairman of Dearne & District Council. He proclaimed the succession of Queen Elizabeth when she became Queen.
Also a JP. He was awarded the 'Order of Industrial Heroism' by the Daily Herald for mine rescue work, we are not sure which mine, but in the Bolton/Barnburgh area. (medal not very clear) Apparently he spent several days 'underground'. There was a plaque in the Goldthorpe Town Hall Entrance. See award here
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