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Posts posted by RichardB

  1. Ragg

    1841 1d red-brown plate 34 lettered G.E. on a wrapper addressed to Sheffield being tied by a superb strike of the London Chief Office No 6 in Maltese cross handstamp in black ink, being dated on reverse for JY 27 1843. Razor Manufacturer, home 5 Victoria Street.

  2. Still looking for any details of a pub called the "Coach and Six" located in the High Street region, late 1700's. I know at one time its Rateable value was higher than that of The Angel and The Kings Head, if anyone can find a year and a keeper I can add it to "the list" and I can enjoy a pint and a meat pie and pretend I was there back in the day. Until then I'll be in the Warmhearthstone or Ancient Pine Apple in my imagination.

  3. The problem here is the site registration process was broken by "an upgrade" on 17th March 2015. I have just over 25,000 posts on this site but the breakage caused by the upgrade made me, and other "big hitters" lose the will to live.

    On 4th May 2016 I passed comment that there were 15,007 members. One year on its 15,418 - barely 8 per week; this has everything to do with a lack of content/input - I used to be here everyday, providing content and joining in discussions; now its a rare visit.

    I think SteveHB, Stuart0742, MadAnnie, UkeleleLady, Vox etc etc would be back and contributing on a regular basis if the user registration process was working; until then ... its a sorry state.

  4. Confirm 1852  entry Steve; just to add to the general confusion

    1857, Henry Swinscoe, 53 Westbar, beerhouse

    1860, H.S., 53 Westbar, beerhouse

    1879, H.S. 77 Westbar, beerhouse

    1881 George Lawless, 77 Westbar, beer retailer

    all of which is probably more a history of 77 Westbar - makes Collier 1871-1900 er, interesting, to say the least.


  5. Right, well, here's a marvellous find. We already knew that one Jarvis Collier had the Turf Tavern in 1871 (see A-Z) and this article from 1900 suggests Mrs Collier had held a license for 40 years. I don't have access to Ancestry but a couple of good questions for anyone that does = when did Jarvis pass away ?  What was his wife first name and was it her all the way through to 1900, or did it pass to any other Colliers during that time ? etc etc