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C . Loft house Ottercliffe ? This codd bottle has C Lofthouse Ottercliffe Attercliffe embossed on the front but why Ottercliffe ?

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Charles Lofthouse, trading as C.Lofthouse at Attercliffe Common, mineral water manufacturer and herbalist - partnership dissolved - Independent 25th October 1893.

From London Gazette June 20 1911 - William and John Charles Lofthouse, trading as W&JC Lofthouse, 10 Broughton Lane, mineral water manufacturers (can't see what they announced as there's a problem with pages displaying at the moment.

In 1871 Charles Lofthouse was a labourer in Iron Works living at Carlise St East, in 1881 he was a blacksmith, living at 333 Attercliffe Common.  By 1891 he was a mineral water manufacturer, at 349 Attercliffe Common, and in 1901 was at 6 Goulder Place (near corner with Broughton Lane)

So there's no sign of a particular place called Otter-Cliffe, but there was discussion around the origins of the name of Attercliffe, and he may have chosen to put that on his bottles for some obscure reason.

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Edmund ! Thanks for the information ! Maybe it was just a name for Attercliffe that the people of Sheffield used and he just decided he would like it on his bottles ! Cheers !

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