The History of the Family of Drury

Arthur HopkinsAge: 91 years18911982

Arthur Hopkins
Given names
Birth January 7, 1891
Address: New House, Underfforest
Birth of a son
Dennis Alan Hopkins
September 26, 1919 (Age 28 years)
Address: Cadoxton
Variously a tinplater, furnaceman and Railway porter

Baptism of a sonDennis Alan Hopkins
November 23, 1919 (Age 28 years)
Census September 29, 1939 (Age 48 years)
Address: 1 Francis Terr
Death of a wifeDaisy May Drury
February 8, 1974 (Age 83 years)
Address: Port Talbot Hospital
Death October 1982 (Age 91 years)
Address: Mor-a-Welan
Family with Daisy May Drury - View this family
Dennis Alan Hopkins
Birth: September 26, 1919 28 25Neath, Glamorganshire, Wales
Death: February 6, 1999Warrington, Cheshire, England


1939 England - Census transcript - Arthur Hopkins - Household 1 Francis Terr,Cadoxton,Neath, Neath R.D., Glamorganshire, Wales

Schedule SubNum Name Role Sex DOB MC Occupation
202 1 Hopkins, Arthur M 07 Jan 1890 Mar Railway porter
202 2 Drury, Daisy M F 28 Oct 1893 Mar Unpaid domestic duties
202 3 Hopkins, Dennis Al M 26 Sep 1919 Unm University student (elec engr)
The record for this person is officially closed

A gentle man with a kindly sense of humour. Went to school in Cefn-yr-Allt. Served on Q ship 'Acton' in WW1, which toured from Scapa to Liverpool, Queenstown, Gibraltar, Naples, Bizerta, trying to provoke German U-boats. Tinplate worker (furnaceman) at Aberdulais Tinplate Wks until it closed in 1940's. After that, was a parcelporter on GWR and BR at Neath General until past retirement age. He was quite well-known for wearing clogs without socks. These clogs were like working boots with heavy wooden soles. A lovely man, who used to tell Phil and me (Tony) stories and send them to us by letter. According to Daddy, Pop was at various times a doubler, a behinder and a furnaceman in the tinworks. He bought the house at 1 Francis Terrace in Cadoxton, about 1920. This was renumbered and should have been 13 Church Road, but his daughter Marjorie was superstitious, and it was numbered 11A instead (and I think remains so - 2003). He moved (unwillingly) to his father-in-law's house in Bryncoch in about 1960. At some point (maybe if unemployed?) did oddjobs for Mrs. Curtis, wife of the Neath town clerk (I think that Pop told me this himself).