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Anybody got any info on DD Franklin Wigorn Road Bearwood, my Grandfather worked there as a French Polisher back in the 20's .Had a look on Google Maps but is all Houses now and no results of the said Company, thank you
If you assume that the first house after Abbey Road on the West Side (left, bottom) is 135 and count down sequentially then 119 appears to be the house next to the opening for the sand pits, which fits.
Again, assuming there is no gap in the numbering for the sand pit entrance then no. 101 would appear to be the last house before Upper St Mary's Road?
Just checked 1911 census and 101 Wigorn Road was listed on that as a private house - so he either had a workshop at the house or perhaps he went out to places to carry out French polishing.
According to the census record in 1911 there were 4 rooms.
My great grandmother did her french polishing in the back garden of her little shop where she sold food and home-made ice-cream! Her father was a cabinet maker by trade. Mother used to help her and was very good at restoring our furniture.