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Tom Simpson
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Goldenhill 1870
on: May 26, 2011, 18:37

Goldenhill 1870, continues from the Home Page.

It is now possible to send and receive items by mail, the Postmaster is

Emanuel Ellerton, this is an excellent step forward.

He died 17th February 1872 aged just 51 years and is buried in the churchyard.

Letters arrive at 5-30 am and 3-30 pm and are dispatched at 10-15 am and 8-35 pm.

Jumping forward to 2011 for a moment, we have only one delivery and one collection per day now, that’s progress for you.

If you wish, you can travel to Tunstall to send money orders by telegraph, that is if you have money to send or anyone to send it to.

The National School for boys and girls Master is G. H. Bellhouse ably assisted by his wife Mrs Bellhouse.

The number of beer retailers has risen to 16.

One beer retailer was Hannah Minshull.

When I was a young boy it was a lady named Hannah Minshull who kept the off license in Alice Street.

This was most likely the daughter or granddaughter of the original Hannah.

William Collinson was the landlord of the Wellington public house, he also made garden pots.

Mrs H. Dale is still at the Wheatsheaf.

William Hancock has taken over the Nelson Arms from Obediah Booth.

Samuel Nixon is mine host at the Red Lion.

The village now has 3 butchers, James Nixon, Henry Rigby and William Shutt,

The number of shopkeepers has risen from 8 to 17, some of these are bakers too.

One of the shop keepers was Ansen Sillito, he also had quite a big shop in Kidsgrove.

The Sillito family still had the Goldenhill shop around 1950.

The dramatic increase of retailers shows that people are earning wages and can afford to buy their food from retailers.

The increase in people working has also created the market for 4 boot and shoemakers and 2 clog makers.

If you are fortunate enough to own a horse you could visit George Robinson the saddler and he will be delighted to supply your new saddle, bridle and general tack requirements.

If your horse needs new shoes John Bentley and Edward Gibson the blacksmiths will gladly cater to your needs.

If the wheel should fall off your wagon Richard Glover and Richard Jones, the wheelwrights, are the men to call on.

Just to show how civilised things are getting, you can visit Isaac Sidley or Enoch Walker for a haircut or pawn your bits and pieces at Thomas Turner’s, the village pawnbroker.

For your sartorial needs look no further than Joseph Lunt the tailor and Joseph Ball the haberdasher.

Samuel Dutton, Obediah Green, Thomas Halfpenny and Thomas Carr will cater for all your building, plumbing and decorating needs.

John Marsh is an earthenware manufacturer and Joseph Hancock the coal man, might supply the coal for his kilns.

There still no doctor locally but Richard Forrester is a druggist and he can also supply any seeds you may need to grow your own vegetables.


David Wood


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