Alexander John Cooke

A personal story
A J Cooke Bury Railwayman
Worked at Bury from 1892 to 1932

 

Newspaper articles and pictures

 

On 1st May, 2016, I received an email from Ms Ronnie Munday, stating,

"I am a keen genealogist and I have been doing some research on my G Grandfather Alexander John Cooke 1867 to 1945. He was born in Mellis but lived most of his life in Bury St Edmunds (in a house in Avenue Approach) and worked for the GER at BSE from 1885 to 1932. I have found a couple of newspaper clippings about him and photos on the web as well as some family photos and, obviously, I found your website very interesting in putting his story into context. I wondered if you would be interested in an article that I have put together about him?"

"Some of the photos are not original I think I got the Railway station from your website but the picture outside the Parcels office and the picture of him with his first wife (very faded!) are from the family collection and the one of the Falcon Inn was provided by a local history group in Mellis.

The spelling of his name seems to vary from Cook to Cooke, but I think my Grandmother regarded the spelling with the 'e' as the correct one !

I am happy for his story to be remembered more widely! "

Now read Ronnie Munday's PDF on A J Cooke:-

The story of Alexander Cooke, Railwayman


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