Moore People

Bessie Dutton

Bessie Dutton

Elizabeth (Bessie) Dutton was born on 8 November 1847.  She was baptised on 10 February 1848 at St Peter’s, Liverpool.  Her parents were Daniel (initially a grocer and tea dealer, but later a cabinet maker employing over 60 men, women and boys) and...
Deborah Ellam

Deborah Ellam

More of an extraordinary story rather than an extraordinary woman Deborah Ellam was baptised at St Elphin’s Church, Warrington, on 18 October 1765.  Her parents were Richard (a fisherman) and Hannah.  When a teenager, Deborah was employed as ...
Kenneth Thomas

Kenneth Thomas

Kenneth was born in Manchester in 1911. He was a skilled painter and decorator. During World War 2, he served in the desert, but caught a form of malaria transmitted by sand flies. For this, he earned the nickname ‘sandfly’ from his army colleagues. He ...
Village Blacksmith

Village Blacksmith

For many years, the blacksmith in Moore was Jack Oulton. Here he is shoeing a horse outside the Red Lion Inn. The smithy was situated in what is now the car park. The blacksmith was a very important member of the community. Not only did he shoe...