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From: Ian Beach <>
Subject: Re: [STS-Sedgley] Pawnbrokers
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 07:32:49 +0800
Hi Louise and Listers
Firstly "GO" WESTCOAST!!!
Sorry to all the non-Aussies out there but tomorrow is the Grand Final
of the Australian Rules Football year - Westcoast Eagles (from Perth in
Western Australia) and Sydney Swans (from New South Wales.) A real East
v West battle which we'll win of course!!!
Anyway, back to Pawn...
My Maternal Grandmother was also a Pawnbroker in Upper Gornal from just
after WWI. Have a look at
http://www.sedgleymanor.com/stories/story_yates,connie.html ther's a
little bit of relevant information there.
All the best fom the West - GO EAGLES!!!
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Louise Reynolds wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have found two "ladies" in my ancestry engaged in pawnbroking in the Sedgley/Tipton area.
> Interestingly, both were widows, one 36, the other in late 50s.(c. 1861-1891)
> Can anyone give me an insight into how pawnbrokers operated back then, how prevalent were they in these areas, etc. The older lady appeared to have started pawnbroking after her husband's death. Was it something you could "do from home" in those days?
> Go Swans!
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