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From: "RICH.KENT" <>
Subject: Re: [Re: Dairying in Lambeth]
Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 20:47:29
> On Fri, 01 May 1998 12:26:41 GMT, you wrote:
> >I know I'm a bit late on this one but I thought I'd add in my bit.
> Penny, and the group, I may be even later than you, for I missed the
> original entirely, but my pen'orth.
> My grandfather Wilfred George MERRILL, was born in (I believe) Weston
> St, Clerkenwell, just off the Pentonville Road, in 1888. I have a
> picture of him, probably taken just before WWI sitting on his horse
> drawn milk float, Number 25, of The Aylesbury Dairy Company, 31 St.
> Petersburgh (???). Anyone have any knowledge of that dairy??
> His father Wilfred Charles MERRILL, after coming home from campaigns
> in Egypt, joined the Metropolitan police and served his entire service
> walking round the streets of Clerkenwell. I have transcribed a part
> of a diary he kept of his days (Not his pocket book) and if I may be
> permitted I will just include a couple of items from it. Well three.
> The spelling is as, he was working 12 hr nights 6pm x 6am 12/13 Sept
> 1895), and is written in his hand in the third person.
> "(11) 12th Sept 13.95
> W Merrill P.C48.G Reports at 1.50pm
> He was called by H.C. Driver (=Hansom Cab) Badge 12483 To take name &
> address of Samuel Baul No. 15 Dagmore Rd. Victoria Park Whome he
> alledged had collided with his hansom cab Plat No. 6983 In Rosebury
> Avenue with a brougham ouned by William Harris No.3 St John St were by
> the spokes on off side wheel of Cab were damaged
> P.C. dis as requested not Witnised by P.C. Reporting"
> A line added at the end of another incident reads:-
> " If James Catchpoole comes in the hands of Police Magerstrate he is
> to to be informed that he is of Week Interlict."
> A touch of 'Vorsprung Deutsch Technik???'
> Entry 150 dated 30th March 1908
> "I being on fixed point at 3.10pm A Collission occ at the junc of
> Clerkenwell & Farringdon Rd. betweem Motor car F.P. No.104 owned by
> Gorge Heatley Scot Gate Stamford Lincoln Licence produced No. 193
> issued 27Th. May By County Council of Rutland and single horse
> brougham owned by Thomas Brickland Gough St Grays Inn Rd. Driven by
> William Leach 19 Marchment St W.6 where by the off side lamp & mud
> guard of motor car damaged and near side panil of door broken and side
> grazed of brougham no personal Injury not Witns by me Information from
> parties concerned Motor fitted with Antie Skidding Appliance estemate
> of speed of motor car about 5 miles per hour by the Driver Rd. level
> and in good condition."
> Hope you all enjoyed, there are 165 of these little snippets.
> Greg Jones
> If you don't ask, you'll never find out
> web site at http://freespace.virgin.net/greg.jones
> looking for:-
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Dear Greg, I found your posting very interesting. I have some questions I would like to ask of you, or other list members.
What is a brougham?.
My HARRIS family were in the dairy business.
These HARRIS's came from Buckinghamshire and, you may recall Aylesbury is in that County. Can you tell me anything else about the company or who your grandfather worked for, if not himself?.
Thanks in advance. Seek and ye shall find.
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