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From: (Richard Boltby)
Subject: Re: [CHS] Status - Stryker
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 20:13 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
Peter Jones wrote.....
> Whilst browsing the Cemetery records for Dukinfield I came across the
> following entry:
> HARROP Charles Died aged 46 of Union Workhouse, Withington
> Buried September 12 1900
> Status: Stryker
> Is this to do with industrial unrest ?? I know there was a lot of
> around the cotton industry at this time.<<
EVEN if he was an industrial trouble-maker, I doubt that would have been
on his burial records.
A STRIKER (spelt with an I, not a Y, though no doubt they both meant the
same) was a blacksmith's assistant (An Introduction to Occupations: A
Preliminary List, by Joyce Cullling, published by the Federation of Family
Today, of course, a striker is universally recognised as the chap who is
supposed to score the goals on a soccer pitch! One wonders if the term, in
fact, derives from the old-time blacksmith - strike while the iron's hot?
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