Sarah LongworthAge: 661906–1972
- Sarah Longworth
- Married name
- Sarah Hawthornthwaite
- Married name
- Sarah Hawthorn
|Birth|| 2 April 1906 41 27|
|Birth of a sister||Edna 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
Secondary21 August 1917 (Age 11)
School or college: Darwen Grammar
|Death of a maternal grandfather||George Walsh|
11 October 1923 (Age 17) Age: 76
|Death of a maternal grandmother||Sarah Leach|
17 April 1933 (Age 27)
|Death of a father||George Longworth|
June 1964 (Age 58)
|Death of a mother||Margaret Ann Walsh|
17 July 1966 (Age 60)
|Death|| 14 October 1972 (Age 66)|
Cause of death: Cancer of the uterus
|Cremation|| 17 October 1972 (3 days after death)|
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Birth: 20 July 1864 39 37 — Lower Darwen, Lancashire, England
Death: June 1964 — Darwen, Lancashire, England
Margaret Ann Walsh
Birth: 25 August 1878 30 29 — Darwen, Lancashire, England
Death: 17 July 1966 — Darwen, Lancashire, England
Marriage: 13 June 1905 — Darwen, Lancashire, England
Birth: 2 April 1906 41 27 — Darwen, Lancashire, England
Death: 14 October 1972 — Bradford, Yorkshire, England
3 yearsyounger sister
Birth: 10 July 1909 44 30 — Darwen, Lancashire, England
Death: 22 November 2000 — Darwen, Lancashire, England
|Census||1911 UK Census transcript - George Longworth - Household
|Media object||Sarah & Edna|
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|Media object||Sarah Hawthornthwaite in 1944|
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|Media object||Sarah Hawthornthwaite|
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|Media object||Richard & Sarah (Longworth) Hawthornthwaite|
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|Media object||Sarah (Longworth) & Richard Hawthornthwaite|
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|Media object||First Prize Newspaper article|
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|Media object||Letter to Son and Daughter in law|
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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
|Media object||Sarah's Death Certificate|
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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
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.