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  1. Donna

    Spears factory in Great Hampton street

    Not sure if this would interest anyone but i was trying to research the J Spears factory and found an advert in this https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Wireless-World/20s/Wireless-World-1922-10.pdf page 81 some interesting things and adverts in this leaflet. one of my first jobs on leaving...
  2. Donna

    Hit A Brick Wall

    Jeremiah son of Thomas and Elizabeth his wife was born the first of July last in Castle Street in the parish of St George’s Bloomsbury and baptised this day publickly
  3. Donna

    Various street pics

    Does anyone know the name of the pub in this pic?
  4. Donna

    Various street pics

    This looks like the amount of traffic thats there nowadays!!!
  5. Donna

    In the Garden 2020

    Hello Donna, As you will read below it is harmless to the rose but is unsightly. Personally I would prune them out, ie prune to the next pair of leaves below the growth and burn. This would ensure that the insects do not mature and live to infect your bushes next year. I would also...
  6. Donna

    In the Garden 2020

    Yes i thought that but its on a rose with thorns so im not sure. Ive contacted david austin and the rose society as well
  7. Donna

    In the Garden 2020

    Good morning does anyone have any idea what this red stuff is growing on my rose
  8. Donna

    Where to find out how a street got its name?

    No but I had a friend called Maureen who used to live on millington
  9. Donna

    Then & Now

    And there used to be a traditional cobblers shop on the same side as ted Haynes just a bit further up. I still went there for repairs into the ‘90’s but not sure if he still trading
  10. Donna

    Then & Now

    And ted Haynes greengrocers. He used to have a shop up ward end “the main” as well
  11. Donna

    Hodge Hill Girls Grammar School

    I Woz ere 1975-1980. Miss Rolfe headteacher got a set of suitcases when she retired. Deputy heads miss May and Joan Sandland. Maths mrs Linda Thomas. English mrs Connolly who was blind and had a guide dog called Blondie who we used to give crisps to. I swear she could see as she used to tell us...
  12. Donna

    Gun Factories / Gun Quarter - Staff Lists ??

    Our ggfs were Armfield gun manufacturers
  13. Donna

    Spears factory in Great Hampton street

    And this is a link to a judo leaflet with the spears company at a different address but also with many other advertisers some names i can remember http://www.madpc.co.uk/~BJA/Magazines/BJA%20Men%20and%20Boys%20Team%20Championship%201974.pdf
  14. Donna

    Spears factory in Great Hampton street

    And heres the winding up notice
  15. Donna

    Spears factory in Great Hampton street

    https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1959/jul/30/factory-hockley-fire
  16. Donna

    Spears factory in Great Hampton street

    These photos were taken c1961
  17. Donna

    Spears factory in Great Hampton street

    omg thank you so much you are amazing, this gives me lots of research to do. thank you.
  18. Donna

    Spears factory in Great Hampton street

    Hello, does anybody have any info on the Spears factory in Great Hampton Row. As this is my surname and today i found a film about the fire in 1959, i would be interested if anyone knew anything about it. i realise most of you wont be old enough to remember 1959 but its worth a try. many...
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