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#345920 - 31st Aug 2009 12:47pm Laird's in 1930 somethings
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Hi All

I've recently ben doing some research on my family tree. I've come across information on my Grandfather Mr Harold Bibby who was aparently the Managing director of Cammel Lairds around the 1930's. He lead some sort of strike in support of the 'International Brigade' and the Spanish Civil war. He was then sacked from Lairds and Blacklisted and couldnt find work again in Wirral. He then went on to join the army...

Does anyone know where I would find information about this? I've tried looking through Lairds websites and for information on the Spanish Civil war and the international brigade. I am going to try the Archives at Cheshire Lions building, but any information would be vey welcome!


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#345948 - 31st Aug 2009 2:48pm Re: Laird's in 1930 somethings [Re: Handbag]
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I could be wrong but I think I heard that all of the records from Lairds have long since been destroyed.

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#346002 - 31st Aug 2009 6:42pm Re: Laird's in 1930 somethings [Re: Handbag]
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I think the archives have loads on lairds, the last time i was in there a gentleman was drawing quite a lot out on lairds, Your grandfather must have been involved in the support strike after 1936 as the International Brigade wasn't formed until late 1936 and as you probably know the Spanish civil war was 36 to 39.
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#346042 - 31st Aug 2009 9:40pm Re: Laird's in 1930 somethings [Re: bert1]
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I asked the girls at the archive office about the rock ferry latin american riots. this may be the same thing but they knew nothing about it.

Births deaths marriages may be better

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#346046 - 31st Aug 2009 9:44pm Re: Laird's in 1930 somethings [Re: pacef8]
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my grandfather was a boilermaker at Lairds and joined the International Brigade

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#346132 - 1st Sep 2009 9:44am Re: Laird's in 1930 somethings [Re: derekdwc]
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I have a book given to me called 'there is no turning back' published around 1980, it is all about the international brigade, I forget the guy who wrote it but it is very local as he was a docker in liverpool. It could provide you with a lot of information and name and also photos. A google search for the book I did turned up a few results but a copy of of the book was going for considerably more that my father paid for it.

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#346147 - 1st Sep 2009 10:38am Re: Laird's in 1930 somethings [Re: MerseyMan]
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There's no turning by by frank deegan, by doing a quick google search.

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#346294 - 1st Sep 2009 4:58pm Re: Laird's in 1930 somethings [Re: MerseyMan]
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Thanks Merseyman =)

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#346516 - 2nd Sep 2009 9:32am Re: Laird's in 1930 somethings [Re: Handbag]
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If you are having trouble finding the book, I wil dig it out for you, if it will help you.

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