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.