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From: "DORSEY" <>
Subject: RE: West Riding Glass Works
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 22:57:48 +1200
Hello John and others on the list.
The email on glass blowers caught my attention. I have the following
marriage of second cousin Gertrude which details as follows.
10 April 1897 at Castleford Parish Church
William Gledhill 19 bachelor, glass blower of 4 Powell St and son of James a
glass blower to
Gertrude Dorsey Spurrell, 19 spinster of 22 Love Lane dau of Benjamin a
Both signed. Witnesses: Thomas William and Eliza Ann Nicholson
So I am assuming the were at the glassworks you mention John, that is if
there was just the one factory. It must have still been in business in 1897.
I would be interested to hear of anything else about the factory as well.
From: John B. Price [mailto:]
From sites on the Internet I have learned that there was a glassworks
established in Castleford in 1829. However, it does not seem to have
survived into the Twentieth century. Does anyone know when the glass
works finished operation?
I have relatives who were glass bottle blowers whose father worked in
Scotland before bringing his family to Worsbrough. By 1881 his sons were
probably employed by Wood's glass works, but my question is, was there a
glass works in Worsbrough, and for what length of time was it
John B. Price