Harold Alfred BARNARD (General)

by macast @, North Yorkshire, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020, 14:00 (393 days ago)

hi everyone

I wondered if anyone could help. I'm looking for information about Harold Alfred BARNARD born and baptised in 1906 in Cinderford.
I know that he married Nellie WINTER in 1933..... and he died in 1944. he was a Chemist & Druggist in Coleford in 1939. but apart from knowing his parentage and siblings I know little else about him.
I wondered how/why the son of a miner became a Chemist. how the opportunity arose etc.

Harold is part of my partner's paternal family and we'd both love to know more. my partner's mother told me that he and Nellie had a son Dennis but she didn't know what happened to any of them.

thanks in advance everyone

Harold Alfred BARNARD

by MPGriffiths @, Sunday, June 28, 2020, 15:26 (393 days ago) @ macast

Harold A BARNARD - married Nellie WINTER - December 1933 - Battersea District (Civil Wedding) - so no marriage certificate on Ancestry.


They are on the London, England, Electoral Register 1936

Lambeth, Brixton and Kennington

290 Brixton Road

BARNARD, Harold Alfred

Also listed at 290 Brixton Road, is Ethel Mabel & Frederick Venables - (abode: 28 Wildcroft Manor, Putney Heath. S.W.15)

On Ancestry: Marriage at Putney, - 30 September 1909

Frederick VENABLES, aged 24, bachelor, CHEMIST - of 14 Merton Road, Wandsworth
Ethel Mabel POCOCK


Also in 1934 - Lambeth, Brixton and Kennington : Harold Alfred and Nellie - are at the above address - along with Frederick & Hester VENABLES, - whose abode is given as 54 Chartfield Ave. Putney SW 15


There is a Public Members Tree on Ancestry - Frederick VENABLES - left the UK - 8 April 1939, on the Aquitania, Destinatin New York, and returned back - 15 May 1939, Southampton. He died, l26 June 1942, Putney, London.


Their son.... Dennis A BARNARD - was living in Lydney - Electoral Register

Harold Alfred BARNARD

by MPGriffiths @, Sunday, June 28, 2020, 15:40 (393 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

The Passenger List for the Aquitania is on Ancestry

April 14, 1939

VENABLES - Frederick aged 53 - Pharmacist
Ethel M - 58 - Housewife
Dorothy Y M - 17 Student

Harold Alfred BARNARD

by macast @, North Yorkshire, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020, 17:11 (393 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

thank you

I did find Harold and Nellie in Brixton Road in 1934 with Frederick and Ethel Venables visiting. but didn't see the 1936 one... and didn't realise that Frederick Venables was a Chemist. so thank you for that bit of information.

I've discovered that Frederick was much older than Harold.... so perhaps Harold worked for Frederick or had been apprentice to him??

I looked up the other pieces of information you pointed me to. and again thank you.

why would a young man leave home in Cinderford and go to London in the 1930s? would that be to study? or was he just an adventurous young man?

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