About Us

This site is promoting my mother's book "WHERE'S OUR LIZZIE, Haughton Green memories of a collier's lass" by Lizzie Barton (Elizabeth Clinton) 

Lizzie Barton lived in Haughton Green between 1909 and 1923.

She wrote an account of her childhood in what was then a rural  village. It is a fascinating social history.

 

The Bartons were “Greeners”.

 

-her grandmother was buried in St Mary’s Churchyard in 1895

 

-her Great grandfather in 1879.

 

-her father attended the old Iron School.

 

-her great great uncle taught school to local children in a small cottage before any school was built.

 

She started work at the Gibraltar

Cotton Mill at the tender age of 14.

 

 

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