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#1 Stuart0742

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 02:00 PM

We have had topics about Banners Store before, but what about its founder John Banner.

What do we know about him?

Where was his 1st store?

What happened to the family?

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 02:49 PM

We have had topics about Banners Store before, but what about its founder John Banner.

What do we know about him?

Where was his 1st store?

What happened to the family?

Good question, no idea and I think we should know.

John Banner, Draper, 591 Attercliffe Road (Kelly's 1893) as a starter; I hope the chase is on and we are looking for a premises before this date Posted Image

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 03:03 PM

We have had topics about Banners Store before, but what about its founder John Banner.

What do we know about him?

Where was his 1st store?

What happened to the family?

Sent a PM to you regarding John Baner - the new deliferate speeling mistook is all my own invention ... he he

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:41 PM

Doesn't seem to be a lot about him around - founded firm 1873 moved to Attercliffe 1894.

From Sheffield Indexers - was Beech Hill Road his home?

Banner, John (, Draper).
Residing at 620-626 Attercliffe Road & 1 to 7 Shortridge Street, Attercliffe; h.33 Beech Hill Road, in 1905.
Recorded in: Whites Directory Sheffield & Rotherham.

Banner, John (, Draper (J.B. Ltd)).


Residing at 16 Beech Hill Road, in 1911.
Recorded in: Whites Directory of Sheffield & Rotherham - 1911.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:56 PM

You beat me with 1873, but I've already beaten you with 1893 at Attercliffe, and we go back further than that at Attercliffe (Stuart has some images when he chooses to reveal) ...and he appears to have been a coal miner as a 20 year old ...



1873 advert required then.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:46 AM

You beat me with 1873, but I've already beaten you with 1893 at Attercliffe, and we go back further than that at Attercliffe (Stuart has some images when he chooses to reveal) ...and he appears to have been a coal miner as a 20 year old ...



1873 advert required then.


I suspect this is his death? 7th July 1930 So born c. 1850!

Deaths Sep 1930 Banner John 79 Ecclesall B. 9c298 Posted Image

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:56 AM

Just doing a bit of family research and came across your forum. I think I might be able to help a little bit with your questions. I am a great great grandson of John Banner.

His father (Levi) was a coalminer from Greasley, Nottinghamshire and the family moved to Sheffield, sometime between 1861(no census records) and 1870. Levi died in 1870.

John was born in 1850

John was a coalminer as a twenty year old and then became a draper and set up his shops.

John did die in 1930. He and his wife Sarah Ann Higett had seven children( four sons, three daughters) but only one son (Cyril Severn, my great grandfather) had children. The sons (Harold, Ernest, John & Cyril) then ran the business after John.
After the second world war my grandfather (Cyril had one son and one daughter) did not want to take over the business. The family sold the business and as far as am aware the whole family moved to Devon, which is where some of us still are.

If anyone knows of good sources of images or information about his shops it would be great to find out more. The info on the forum has already been useful, i didn't know his first shop was 1873.

If there is anymore details you would like, let me know and I can ask my dad who knows a bit more than me.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:39 PM

Just doing a bit of family research and came across your forum. I think I might be able to help a little bit with your questions. I am a great great grandson of John Banner.

His father (Levi) was a coalminer from Greasley, Nottinghamshire and the family moved to Sheffield, sometime between 1861(no census records) and 1870. Levi died in 1870.

John was born in 1850

John was a coalminer as a twenty year old and then became a draper and set up his shops.

John did die in 1930. He and his wife Sarah Ann Higett had seven children( four sons, three daughters) but only one son (Cyril Severn, my great grandfather) had children. The sons (Harold, Ernest, John & Cyril) then ran the business after John.
After the second world war my grandfather (Cyril had one son and one daughter) did not want to take over the business. The family sold the business and as far as am aware the whole family moved to Devon, which is where some of us still are.

If anyone knows of good sources of images or information about his shops it would be great to find out more. The info on the forum has already been useful, i didn't know his first shop was 1873.

If there is anymore details you would like, let me know and I can ask my dad who knows a bit more than me.


Hi Jon and welcome to the Forum, it's good to have 'inside' information! A lot of people remember Banner's of Attercliffe with a great deal of affection.
You can find some pictures of the Attercliffe store on Picture Sheffield. (www.picturesheffield.com) Click on B on the matrix and scroll the list at the bottom. It's under Banner John Ltd then click the 'Search button at bottom right.There are 12 pictures (except the last one isn't working!)

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:53 PM

His mother was Hannah Banner.

His father (Levi) was a coalminer from Greasley, Nottinghamshire and the family moved to Sheffield, sometime between 1861(no census records) and 1870. Levi died in 1870.

John was born in 1850