Fred Bullock (1881-1962)

Fred Bullock was a Holmfirth blacksmith who appeared in a number of postcards published by Bamforth and Co., Limited.


He was born on 14 February 1881, the son of blacksmith George Bullock and his wife Charlotte (née Flower), and was baptised on 17 April 1881 at Holy Trinity, Holmfirth. Around the time of his birth, the Bullock family were living on South Lane, Holmfirth, in the township of Wooldale.

By 1901, Fred was working as an assistant blacksmith to his father.

He married Mary Allbrook in 1909. The couple had one known daughter:

  • Gertrude May Bullock (1910-1976)[1]

By 1911, the family was residing at Binns Cottage, Holmfirth. Although his occupation continue to be recorded as "blacksmith", Fred was one of a number of locals who appeared in photo postcards and short films produced by Bamforth & Co. Ltd, of Holmfirth.

At the time of the 1939 Register, the family was living at 26 Back Lane, Holmfirth, and Fred was working as a "photograph packer" at Bamforths.[2]

Fred Bullock's death was recorded in Q3 1962.


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Notes and References

  1. Born 22 January 1910. Married 5 November 1932 to George William Roberts. Died 7 September 1976.
  2. The 1939 Register also records photographer Frank Bamforth residing a few doors away at 36 Back Lane.