Frost – Hughes


Alan Frost & Jean Hughes

Jean Hughes, born in 1929 in Kimberworth, Rotherham, is my fifth cousin and granddaughter of Ada Burton & Sam Holmes.

Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Jean’s marriage to Alan Frost.


FROST – HUGHES. – At Masbro’ Independent Chapel, September 6th, 1952, by the Rev. W. Silver, B.A., B.D., Jean, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Hughes, 323, Kimberworth Road, to Alan, youngest son of Mrs. A. Frost, of 7, Woodhouse Road, Sheffield, and the late Mr. F. Frost.

Kimberworth Road, Rotherham (opposite Ferham Park) (Copyright Colin Leonard) - 1970

Kimberworth Road



Formerly night staff nurse at the Rotherham Hospital, Doncaster Gate, Miss Jean Hughes, S.R.N., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Hughes, “Sunfield,” Kimberworth Road, Rotherham, was married to Mr. Alan Frost, 7, Woodhouse Road, Sheffield, at the Masbro’ Independent Chapel.


Masbrough Independent Chapel

The Rev. W. Silver officiated, assisted by the Rev. C. H. Grant.

The bride, given away by her father, wore a gown of white velvet and a full-length veil of net edged with Nottingham lace held in place by a crown of pearls and diamantes, and carried a bouquet of red roses and fern.

Doncaster Gate Hospital, Rotherham - 19.08.07 (4)

Rotherham Hospital

The attendants were Mrs. Jean Fisher, S.R.N., a friend of the bride, and Miss Ann Frost (niece of the bridegroom), who wore deep red velvet dresses with white lace Dutch bonnets and mittens, and carried bouquets of white carnations, and there was a small bridesmaid Jean Fairest (cousin of the bride) who was dressed in blue velvet and had a white lace Dutch bonnet, and carried a bouquet of red roses, white carnation and blue cornflowers.

The best man was Mr. Bernard Frost (brother of the bridegroom and the groomsmen were Mr. Eric Somerton and Sergts. G. Bates and J. Blackburn, of The Boys’ Brigade.

Broydon Glyn Hughes

Broydon Glyn Hughes is my second cousin, once removed. I stumbled across the following newspaper article purely by chance, whilst looking for something else, that pertains to Broydon’s death. I’d previously presumed that Broydon was still living as, curiously, his death is not recorded by the General Register Office or at least not publicly.


Rawmarsh man killed and four injured in car crash

Police at Barnsley have appealed for witnesses to an accident in which a Rawmarsh man was killed and four others were seriously injured after their car crashed into a lamp standard.

The man killed was Mr. Broydon Glyn Hughes, aged 29, a single man, of 8, Schoolfield Drive, Rawmarsh. He was a passenger in the car.

The driver, Mr. John Moore (33), of 2, Thorogate, Rawmarsh, and the other three passengers, Mr. Peter North (27), of 258, Kilnhurst Road, Rawmarsh, Mr. Anthony Albert Willett (25), of Priestley Avenue, Rawmarsh, and Mr. Walter Clegg, (26), of 15, Kent Avenue, Rawmarsh, are all detained in Barnsley Beckett Hospital.

The accident happened at about 1 a.m. on Sunday when the car, travelling from the direction of Barnsley, crashed into a lamp standard near The Ash Inn at Wombwell Lane, Wombwell.

The Barnsley Coroner has been informed of Mr. Hughes’ death, and the inquest will open in Barnsley to-day (Friday) for formal evidence of identification.

Yesterday, Mr. Clegg was stated to be “rather ill” with multiple injuries. The other three casualties were all reported to be making satisfactory progress. Mr. Moore has facial injuries and Mr. North and Mr. Willett have head injuries.