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The Jagger’s and Sykes

The 2 photos are of Edith Jagger – artist and co- founder of Painted Fabrics – a business set up in Sheffield to provide employment for disabled 1914 – 18 World War men  – creating brightly coloured, adventurous designed fabrics.

Charles Sargeant Jagger (leaning on the wall) – artist, silversmith but more famously sculptor.  David Jagger  (sitting on the wall) – artist, famous for portraits such as the official Scouting portrait of Lord Baden Powell.

Photos taken about 1910 at 21, Wentworth Road, Kilnhurst, when their father Enoch died and mother Mary had to vacate the tied Pit Manager’s house (Glasswell House).  Enoch’s father David seems to have been in charge of sinking the pit but was killed in one of the many accidents.  Charles already lived in Sheffield,  Mary ran a shop at 70 Millhouses Lane.

The Jaggers were neighbours and friends of Thomas Henry Sykes, wife Ann Varley (nee Cooper) and family -my father was Austin Sykes, grandson.  Edith visited us whenever she came to visit the grave of her parents in Kilnhurst cemetery.  She is buried with them.

David was a childhood friend of their youngest daughter Hilda, and kept in touch with her for many years.

Supplied by Mairi Beighton