Annie Hickman (1873-1960) née Atkinson


Annie Atkinson was born at Snydale near Normanton, the of Sarah Atkinson, and was baptised on 29 June 1873 at All Saints, Normanton.

At the time of the 1881 Census, she was living at Ackton near Featherstone with her uncle, coal miner John Atkinson.

She married boot and shoe repairer Thomas Brigg Hickman of Paddock, the son of Thomas Hickman, on 29 September 1894 at Emmanuel Church, Lockwood. The couple had three known children:

  • Edward Stuart Hickman (1895-1955)[1]
  • Robert Francis Hickman (1898-?)[2]
  • Fay Hickman (1900-1961)[3]

By 1901, the were living at 58 New Street, Paddock. A decade later, they had moved across the road to 21 New Street, Paddock where Annie was working as a tailor for a wholesale clothier.

Thomas Brigg died aged 63 on 17 December 1928 and was buried at Salendine Nook Baptist Church on 20 December.

By 1939, Annie and Fay were living at 4 Quarmby Road, Paddock. Annie later moved to 7 Charles Street, Oakes.

Annie died aged 87 and was buried at Salendine Nook Baptist Church on 13 June 1960.[4]


Annie Hickman was a Suffragette and a member of the Huddersfield branch of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU).

Notes and References

  1. Born 22 July 1895. Married Hilda Wordsworth on 25 July 1922 at St. Stephen, Lindley. Died 27 July 1955.
  2. Served in the 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) during the First World War (service no. 26560).
  3. Born on 21 or 31 December 1900. Died aged 60 and buried Salendine Nook Baptist Church on 2 February 1961.
  4. Biographical details about the Hickman family was kindly provided by Jeanette Denton.