Sarah & Edna

Sarah LongworthAge: 6619061972

Name
Sarah Longworth
Married name
Sarah Hawthornthwaite
Married name
Sarah Hawthorn
Birth 2 April 1906 41 27
Birth of a sisterEdna Longworth
10 July 1909 (Age 3)
Census 2 April 1911 (Age 5)
Address: 6 Avondale Road
Shared note: 1911 UK Census transcript - George Longworth - Household

NameRelationMCAgeSexYrsMChBChLChDOccupationIndustryEmployWHBirthplaceInfirm
George LongworthHeadM46M5---Insurance AgenttLancashire, Lower Darwen
Margaret Ann LongworthwifeM32F522-MidwifeLancashire, Darwen
Sarah LongworthdaughterS4F----Lancashire, Darwen
Edna LongworthdaughterS1F----Lancashire, Darwen

Education
Secondary
21 August 1917 (Age 11)
School or college: Darwen Grammar
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Walsh
11 October 1923 (Age 17) Age: 76
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Leach
17 April 1933 (Age 27)
Death of a fatherGeorge Longworth
June 1964 (Age 58)
Death of a motherMargaret Ann Walsh
17 July 1966 (Age 60)
Death 14 October 1972 (Age 66)
Address: Scholes,
Cause of death: Cancer of the uterus
Cremation 17 October 1972 (3 days after death)
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father
mother
 
Marriage: 13 June 1905Darwen, Lancashire, England
10 months
Sarah & EdnaSarah Longworth
Birth: 2 April 1906 41 27Darwen, Lancashire, England
Death: 14 October 1972Bradford, Yorkshire, England
3 years
younger sister
Sarah & EdnaEdna Longworth
Birth: 10 July 1909 44 30Darwen, Lancashire, England
Death: 22 November 2000Darwen, Lancashire, England

Census1911 UK Census transcript - George Longworth - Household

NameRelationMCAgeSexYrsMChBChLChDOccupationIndustryEmployWHBirthplaceInfirm
George LongworthHeadM46M5---Insurance AgenttLancashire, Lower Darwen
Margaret Ann LongworthwifeM32F522-MidwifeLancashire, Darwen
Sarah LongworthdaughterS4F----Lancashire, Darwen
Edna LongworthdaughterS1F----Lancashire, Darwen

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Note: Sarah was seriously ill with ovarian cancer and was having radiation treatment.. This was to Mary & John who had moved to Beaconsfield where John was embarking on an army course
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German Language success

This is an article published in a Darwen, Lancashire newspaper in mid 1939 just a few months before World War 2 started.  The article is as written and is included by her son John H who served in the Army in Germany and Berlin for about 10 years.  The book is in the possession of her grandson Richard, who coincidentally, lives in Berlin.  After the war  Sarah was a grammar school secretary, and had become fairly fluent in the German language.  She was invited by the local authority to escort pupils from West Yorkshire to Germany on exchange visits.  These were, in the main, to the Lippstadt area, where she became firm friends with Marianne Wille, the Lippstadt Gymnasium English teacher.  Marianne was Sarah's grand-daughter Jane's Godmother.

 Amazingly, John's son, Sarah's grandson, Richard, worked for Siemens in Konstanz, South Germany for many years before moving to Berlin.  In 2012 he became a German citizen and is the proud possessor of Sarah's prize book.

Former Darwener's Success.

FIRST PRIZE IN WORLD COMPETITION

GERMAN BROADCAST

A former Darwen girl, Mrs. Sarah Hawthomthwaite, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Longworth, of 6, Avondale-road and now living at Firthciffe-road, Liversedge, Yorkshire, has certainly put herself on top of the world by being awarded first prize in a competition, open to the world, organised by a German broadcasting house for the best essay on "Why I listen-in to the German broadcasts."

Aged 34, Mrs. Hawthomthwaite will be well remembered by many Darweners as a Grammar School student. She left Darwen about ten years ago.

To be placed first in a competition open to the whole world is no mean achievement, and Mrs. Hawthomthwaite is to be congratulated on her success.

In an interview with a reporter, Mrs. Hawthomthwaite said that she had enjoyed the German music on the wireless, and when the broadcasting authorities put forward the competition she decided to enter. The course consisted of 24 lessons of a quarter of an hour each, every facility being given by the German authorities to those who took up the course. At the end of the course they were asked to write the essay of not more than 200 words, in German.

Mrs. Hawthomthwaite's essay was given out on the wireless and her prize, which has still to come, has been described as a "most beautiful book."

Mrs. Hawthomthwaite believes that the broadcasts are a good method of acquiring a knowledge of the German language.

She also expressed the wish that the British Government would adopt similar tactics in Germany so that more and more Germans could obtain first-hand information of the British point of view.

People in Malta and New Zealand were placed second and third respectively in this competition.