Charles Richard ELLIOTT was born bet. July and September, 1928 in Belper District, Derbyshire, England. He died March 2012 in Marston Green, Solihull, West Midlands, England. Hilda Rosemary KNIBBS, daughter of William KNIBBS and Martha Jane PHILLIPS , was born Private.


Children of Charles Richard ELLIOTT and Hilda Rosemary KNIBBS are:
1. Richard ELLIOTT, b. Private

Marriage/Union Events for Charles Richard ELLIOTT\Hilda Rosemary KNIBBS:


Notes for Charles Richard ELLIOTT:

I've conjectured that this Charles was the one born in he Belper District of Derbyshire in 1928. We know from his obituary that his parents moved from Derby when Charles was aged three.
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From the Saint Leonard's Church web site, written 5 apr 2012:
Charles Elliott, whose death was briefly mentioned in last month’s edition, came to the village at the age of three when his father, a railway clerk, moved from Derby to work in Birmingham. Marston Green was chosen because it is on a rail line.
He attended King Edward School, Five Ways and because of the war the school was moved to Monmouth where the pupils were put up in ‘digs’. After leaving school Charles went to work at the Post Office stores department in Bordesley Green and started an electrical engineering course at night school and transferred to the research laboratory.
In all he spent 11 years at night school, four evenings a week, and gained an electrical engineering qualification and a science degree. He married Hilda in 1957 and in 1962 moved to Southampton where he worked on testing transatlantic cables before they were put on cable ships to be laid at sea.
He went on to work on fibre optics at the Post Office’s research laboratories in London before retiring at the age of 60. He then worked for Hewlett Packard in Ipswich near to the Suffolk home they have lived in since 1973.
While living in Marston Green, Charles was churchwarden at St Leonard’s during his 20s and carried out stage lighting at the old village hall for Marston Green Players’ productions. He was a keen cyclist and became a member of the CTC touring Ireland, Holland and East Anglia
He and Hilda lived in the village for a while after they married, in the Elmdon Road cottage where Hilda’s grandfather, Albert Knibbs, who worked on the farm at the Cottage Homes had lived and from where he also ran a shoe repairing business. Charles and Hilda had continued to stay in the cottage for short periods.
A service celebrating Charles’ life will be held at St Leonard’s.

Sources for Charles Richard ELLIOTT:

  1. Personal Contact with Hilda Knibbs,
  2. GRO England & Wales,

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