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Summer Lane

daid rathgen

master brummie
In his 1888 Will, Edwin Withers left a list of properties including "Summer Lane numbers 196 -197 occupied by Crisp Woodward." Any ideas as to who Crisp Woodward may have been?
Also i notice the sequential house numbering system "196-197"


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The 1888 Kellys lists 196 summer lane as Francis Crisp & Co, brass founders, No 197 is William Woodward, furniture dealer. No 158 is the Woodman pub

daid rathgen

master brummie
Thanks Mikejee; very helpful and much clearer.
As far as I can make out Edwin was reluctant to advertise even in the Trade Directories. He is there but not much.