11 July 2014

Stanley Fielding and Susie Moore


More photographs that came with the ‘Catlow Collection’, on the back is written that Stanley Fielding is a friend of Jim Wilkinson, Jim was the husband of Connie Catlow. Although I haven’t yet worked out which James Wilkinson married Connie I believe Stanley Fielding might be the son of William & Sarah Fielding, his birth was registered in the 4qtr of 1889 in Oldham (Lancashire) and that’s where he says he was born in the two census I found him in. In 1891 they are living at 42 Clyde St, Oldham and in 1911 they are at 45 Milton St, Nelson, not far from where the Catlows lived.

It looks like he might have been a swimming champion with that medal on his chest but I haven’t been able to find anything on him in the newspapers apart from this joke he sent to the Burnley Express for the Prize Joke Competition in 1906:-  


I haven’t been able to ascertain if Stanley married after the 1911 census or not. However, in this collection of photographs was one of a Susie Moore which was taken sitting at the same table with the same backdrop in the above photo, and taken by the same J. Harrison studio, so perhaps there is some sort of connection between them. One of the Catlow sisters, Annie, married Edward Dean Moore so I thought perhaps Susie was his sister but no she wasn’t.

On the back of another photo of Susie is written ‘farm up Barkerhouse Rd’ and for awhile I couldn’t find a Moore family living there in a census until I searched in Google and found that the Moore family who were living at ‘Higher Town House Farm, Nelson’ in the 1911 census were the right ones. It turns out that ‘Higher Town House Farm’ is situated in or just off Barkerhouse Rd, I found this photo online:-


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Susannah Moore was the daughter of Ellis Nutter Moore & Betsy nee Crowther, her birth was registered in the 2qtr of 1887 in the Burnley RD. I think now that it is just a co-incidence the two photos were taken in the same studio because it seems that Susie later married Christopher Peck in 1921.


If anyone knows anything about or is connected to either the FIELDING or MOORE families please do contact me, I would love to pass the photos onto a family member, even a distant one. Contact by email is preferable but if you are going to leave a comment please don’t forget to include your email address.

Dawn Scotting

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