link-question-1.jpg Projectionist

b. Liverpool, Lancs.

c. 1909 married John Parkinson (born Wigan, Lancs)

Sarah Parkinson appears on the 1911 Census, aged 25 (her husband John Parkinson also gives his age as 25). [all biographical details from 1911 census]

References

Bioscope, 20 July 1911, p. 116:

‘A Lady Operator.
The Rhondda Valley, can boast of a lady operator in the person of Mrs.Jack Parkinson, the wife of the popular operator of the Tivoli Pentre [sic] . Mrs. Parkinson has control of a Gaumont machine at the New Hippodrome, Tond-y-Pandy, where she has maintained a high standard in projection in her work for the past four months.’

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Janice Healey

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