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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Trade Directories
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 18:16:44 +0100
>Having total faith in you all, I thought I would try to instill pangs of guilt
>as I posted the following request last Thursday but have been completely
>underwhelmed by a zero response.
why on earth shoul the other people on the list feel guilt? It would be
very uncommon for people to have around their houses copies of old
directories (quite rare and expensive) and unless anyone happened to be
going to the Guildhall or to the Local studies place, how would they be
able to answer? You didn't really expect someone to drop everything,
get on a train or bus and travel to one or the other place specially to
deal with your research, the moment you asked, did you?
Did you?? Oh you sinful so and so!
>"If SKS has access to any Kelly's or Pigot's Trade Directories for the
>Wandsworth / Lambeth areas of Surrey, for the period between 1880 & 1900, I
>would be eternally grateful if you check for any entries for either William or
>Henry Mitchell WOODALL, running a Brushmaking or Ironmonger's business".
That said, it just so happens that I havea directory for Wandsworth,
not anywhere near the dates tyou mention, because people -as i said -
don't normally have such things.
This one is for 1936, by which time there are no commercial Woodalls
at all, but private residents called
Herbert Woodall 64 Earlsfield Rd
Miss Woodall 18 Downsbury Rd
Percy Woodall, 65 Clonmore St
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society
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