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From: "Joyce Spaven" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] MORTON
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 17:13:04 -0000
A little more background for you.
George Sturla & Sons also had a large, two floor, shop in Birkenhead which
has long since been demolished. If my childhood memory serves me correctly
it was around what is now the Borough Road/Argyle Street junction.
As Wendy has said they were general drapers and sold clothes and household
linens and other items. They also had a very large van, huge for the 1950s,
which regularly toured the smaller villages of the area to enable people who
could not get into the shop to purchase goods. I know this because an
elderly aunt always bought her sheets and blankets from them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Tiscali" <>
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 7:22 PM
Subject: [CHS] MORTON
> Having been reasonably lucky with my own family tree, I've promised my
> that I'll try and do the same for her. However owing to lack of data,
> documents and sudden early deaths, it's going to be a long haul.
> I am looking for info and/or connections with her maternal grandfather, a
> certain A.F. MORTON. Our only clue is a Walker& Hall silver teapot
> "Mr A.F. Morton. In recognition of 30 years service. Geo. Sturla & Sons
> March 1915". I may have mentioned the subject on this list some years
> but hope something new might now happen. I believe this company no longer
> It is believed that his daughter Hilda (my wife's mother) was born in the
> area around 1906/08. Although Wallasey was often mentioned it is not known
> from which side of the Mersey she came.
> Any leads or suggestions much appreciated. I have searched the Ancestry
> pages for both and am still looking but the numbers are considerable.
> John Duggan.
> St Albans.
> P.S. Since writing this I have used Ancestry's new Beta search facility
> have now found Hilda's marriage in Birkenhead in the 2nd qtr of 1933 to
> Leslie NORRIS. I hope the certificate will shed some light on her
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