Faces From the Past

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Henry Oakley
Henry Oakley born in Ipsley and married to Sarah Ann Oakley nee Lee and was a Farmer in Ipsley and then a Grocer and Milk Seller, 17 Alcester Street.  Their daughter Edith married Samuel Spencer who lived at 53 Evesham Street.  
c1828
1897

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Alfred Ernest Lee
Alfred Ernest Lee was born in Redditch,  was a Newsagent and Tobacconist and he was married to Lavinia.   They lived at 48 Evesham Street on the 1911 census.
c1874
1958

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John Shaddock
John Shaddock was born in Bristol and died in Australia.  He was married to Ann Shaddock nee Whittell and he was a Boot and Shoe maker and lived in Evesham Street.
c1868
1878

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Richard Lawrence
Redditch old Rifle Corp Band and Richard Lawrence was third from the left and was married to Sarah Lawrence nee Homer and they were the parents of Arthur Lawrence and grandparents of Albert Henry Lawrence who lived 53 Alcester Street.  
c1867
1892

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Barnabas Palmer
Barnabas Palmer was born in Redditch and married to Kathleen Palmer nee Westwood and he was a Tailor and the son of Job and Mary Palmer who lived 4 Evesham Street.  Barnabas and his wife Kathleen lived at 32 Alcester Street.
c1834
1902

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Arthur Lawrence
Arthur Lawrence was born in Redditch and the husband of Sarah Lawrence nee Davis and they were the parents of Albert Henry Lawrence of 53 Alcester Street.  Arthur and his wife Sarah lived in Beoley Road, Redditch.
c1805
1914

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Sarah Lawrence nee Davis
Sarah Lawrence nee Davis was the mother of Albert Henry Lawrence who lived at 53 Alcester Street  and she was born in Redditch.  She was married to Arthur Lawrence who was a Sawyer and they lived in Beoley Road, Redditch.   Sarah was the daughter of Henry
c1811
1921

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Thomas Fletcher Tayler
Thomas Fletcher Tayler was born in Abingdon and married to Rose Ethel Tayler nee Steptoe and he was a Clothier.  They lived and had a shop at 38 Alcester Street.
c1833
1950

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Sarah Ann Oakley
Sarah Ann Oakley nee Lee was born in Redditch and was married to Henry Oakley, Milk Seller and they lived 17 Alcester Street.
c1874
1893

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Samuel Spencer Shop
This Shop at 53 Evesham Street  belonged to Samuel Spencer, Music Seller
c1879

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Edith Spencer
Edith Spencer nee Oakley, born in Feckenham and was married to Samuel Spencer, Music Seller. Samuel and Edith lived at 53 Evesham Street.   Edith was the daughter of Henry and Sarah Ann Oakley and they lived 17 Alcester Street.
c1868
1936

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Samuel Spencer
Samuel Spencer was born in Redditch and married to Edith Spencer nee Oakley.  Samuel was classed as  Music Seller and lived at 53 Evesham Street and had a shop there.
c1867
1912

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Francis Baylis
Francis Baylis was born in Redditch and he was the son of Benjamin and Ann Baylis and took over the Grocer shop in Red Lion Street from them.
c1834

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Thomas Haines Snr.
Thomas Haines Snr., born in Bisley, Gloucestershire and married to Susannah (Hollington) and he was a Carpenter and Joiner and father of Thomas Haines who was a Tailor at 38 Evesham Street.
c1805
1884

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Susannah Haines
Susannah Haines nee Hollington was born in Ipsley and married to Thomas Haines Snr. And they were the parents of Thomas Haines, Tailor and Clothier 38 Evesham Street.  Susannah was the sister of William Hollington and aunt of Frederick William Hollington,
c1811
1900

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Thomas Haines Jnr.
Thomas Haines was born in Tardebigge, was a Tailor and Clothier and married to Caroline Haines nee Duggins.  They lived at 38 Evesham Street and Thomas had his shop there for many years.
c1843
1914

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Albert Henry Lawrence
Albert Henry Lawrence was born in Redditch and married to Laura Lawrence nee Millward and he was a Boot and Shoe Maker.   They lived at 53 Alcester Street.
c1843
1963

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Albert Henry Lawrence
This shop belonged to Albert Henry Lawrence, Boot & Shoe Maker and was at 53 Alcester Street.
1857

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Samuel Allcock
Samuel Allcock all dressed up in the fishing gear his company manufactured although it is rumoured that he never fished.

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Simon Partridge
Leaving Long Crendon
The photograph below records in 1862, the last group of needle workers and their families leaving the village of Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire to seek work and a new life in Redditch which had now become the centre of the needle making industry.
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Simon Partridge
Partridge Family Outing

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Simon Partridge
Royal Enfield
Simon Partridge (centre) at the Royal Enfield workshops with Fellow Apprentices

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Vince Green
Harry Vincent stall Market Place

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Maria Andrews
Maria (Davis) had 4 working children at home.  On the 1881 census she lived at 6 Izods Yard.  On the 1861 census she lived with her husband Joseph in Bromsgrove Road, Redditch and Joseph was a Commercial Traveller (Needles).

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Tayler Shop
This shop at 38 Alcester Street belonged to Thomas Fletcher Tayler, Clothier
c1828

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Alcester Street
This is a photo of Alcester Street taken about 1910.  The girl on the left in the picture is Vera Lawrence who was the daughter of Albert Henry Lawrence of 53 Alcester Street.
1850

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Samuel Allcock

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Walter James Mogg
Walter James Mogg was the brother of Sarah Jane Fowkes who lived 5, Clarks Yard.  Walter was married to Mary Maria (Wheeler) and they lived at various addresses in Redditch, Edward Street, Ipsley Street and then Millsborough Road.  Walter was a Fish Hook
1922

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Walter James Mogg & family
Walter James Mogg was the brother of Sarah Jane Fowkes who lived 5, Clarks Yard.  Walter was married to Mary Maria (Wheeler) and they lived at various addresses in Redditch, Edward Street, Ipsley Street and then Millsborough Road.  Walter was a Fish Hook
c1807
1922

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Sarah Jane Fowkes (Mogg)
Sarah Jane Fowkes (Mogg) was born in Redditch and was married to William Fowkes.  Sarah Jane was a Needle Paperer and lived at 5 Clarks Yard.
c1812
1937

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William Henry Brown
William Henry Brown was married to Selina (Hinley) and he was a Grocer at 37 Alcester Street on the 1891 census
1846
1936

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Harry Gordon Bayliss
Harry Gordon Bayliss was a Greengrocer at 35 Alcester Street in the 1924 & 1928 Kelly's Directory.
c1843
1970

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Percy Thomason
Percy Thomason was born in Helmdon, Northamptonshire and was married to Violet Louise Thomason nee White and he was a Fancy Drapery Shopkeeper.  They lived at 6 Market Place.
c1836
1961

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Elizabeth Simpson
Kate Andrews
Kate Andrews, the daughter of Joseph and Maria Andrews of 6 Izods Yard.  On the 1891 census Kate and her husband George Frederick Maries were living at 19 Skinner Street, Redditch.  

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