Sunday, November 05, 2006

Worksop Pasks

Paula Payne wrote to us yesterday and provided a link to some Pask photographs. They are in the Welchman Archive at the Bassetlaw Museum. They have purchased and digitisatised 20,000 negatives taken by professional photographers Edgar Welchman and Son of Grove Street, Retford between 1910 and 1960. 8,000 of the photographs are searchable on the Welchman Archive page. Fortunately five photographs feature Pasks, and one Pasque.

The chemist shop at Worksop is probably 25 Bridge Street, Worksop and was the home of Thomas Edward Pask. Today the shop is Boots the Chemist. We hope to visit Worksop in a few weeks, and will photograph it.

The photograph dated 1915, of the mother and two children, is assumed to be Mary Ellen Pask née Stones, the wife of Walter Frederick Pask. They married in 1909. Their eldest son was Ernest Pask, born 1910, and the infant could be either Harold Pask born 1913-4, or George born 1914/Q4. They had four other children Arnold V., Clifford, Iris A., and Rhoda C.

We are still investigating the other photographs. Many thanks to Paula for finding, and letting us know about the photographs.