Thank you Col for the map, super helpful to see how close they were and like you say, with the Holroyds owning a grocery store, likely that they were well known in the area.
Am I right in understanding that James William Holroyd, the oldest son did get married Edith Mona Briggs?
Then George Wilfred Holroyd, I can't see if he did get married, however I can see that he was in the war (I think I recall you mentioning this too).
I have found one image of a Wilfred Holroyd (a family member has written this on the back), who is in an army uniform.
Have to say to everyone, a huge thank you for all your help over the past few days. It has been amazing how much help, knowledge and guidance you have all provided me.
One thing this has made me want to do is: visit Isle of Man!!! I have been looking at so many beautiful images of IoM and now I have been tracing my family back to IoM, it is making me want to visit even more.