Diabetes and Arteria
Sclerosis certified by E Talbot MB
Died 25 Oct 1936 at 12 Olive Terrave, Broadbottom aged
78 years. Informant Frank Harrop,
son present at death residing at 20
Bedford Avenue, Hyde on 26 Oct 1936.
North Cheshire Herald – 30 October
Death of a Joiner
The death occurred on Sunday, at his residence, Olive
Terrace, Broadbottom, of Mr George
Harrop, a highly esteemed resident of the village,
who was in his 79th year. Until some years ago, he was
employed as a joiner at Bankwood Printworks, Broadbottom,
but left his place here following the amputation of a
leg. His wife died some years ago, and he leaves an upgrown
family. Mr Harrop was one of the oldest members of the
Broadbottom and Hattersley Conservative Club, where the
flag was hoisted half-mast out of respect to his memory.
NB: My dad has a story of how the amputation took
place on the kitchen table. Truth or fable, it might be
the former, given the lack of a National Health Service
at the time and the
condition from which my g-grandfather eventually died.