Fred Warburton – General Strike Organiser

Fred Warburton was 91 when he died in 1983.

Andy Halton recently sent me details of his branch of the Houghton Clan. He also pointed me to a couple of websites that told the story of his great great uncle Fred Warburton and his role in the socialist movement, the Communist Party, and in the Great Strike of 1926. 

A summary of Fred’s career is given on Graham Stevenson’s blog at: https://grahamstevenson.me.uk/2008/09/20/fred-warburton/ . This is based on Fred’s own words which are taken from typescripts in the possession of the Ford Maguire Society in Leeds, and presented at: https://newwoodlesford.xyz/water-haigh-colliery/miners/fred-warburton/. This article is based on the Stevenson summary, but is expanded by quotes from Fred’s account.

Cheshire Group DNA

The current Family Tree DNA Thanksgiving Sale has already produced 3 new BigY-700 orders. The coverage of the Lancashire Group and the Notts and Ashley Group will be very good when the results are in.

However I have been unable to find a candidate for a new or upgrade BigY-700 from the Cheshire Group. I do have a $100 donation towards the cost of a test, but no candidate. If you think you can help please contact me.

DNA Sale Update

There are two weeks left in the FTDNA Thanksgiving Sale. Already I have two BigY-700 orders, one for the Sandbach Clan, and one for the Nottinghamshire Clan. I also have finance, and promises of finance to fund at least one…