Photo: Ron Hunt
Item #: 34704
Alan Millar in one of his books of UpHolland photos identifies him as William Fairclough, Ron.
There was a carter named William Fairclough born circa 1851, living at 29 School Lane UpHolland, on the 1901 census.
What was a Village Carrier, I haven't heard this term before. He looks proud of his job.
Colin - he was a deliveryman, who would have used a horse and cart in those days.
Carriers provided a regular service delivering goods between towns and villages. They would have a regular route, usually using a shop or public house in each place as their collection and delivery point or at least as their contact point.
Name William Fairclough
Estimated Birth Year abt 1851
Relation to Head Half Brother
Birth Place Upholland, Lancashire, England
Civil parish Upholland Occupation Carter Household Members (Name) Age Relationship
Elizabeth A Kay
William Fairclough 50 Half Brother
A quick apology for commenting on the wrong posting. My photo HAS appeared in colour. 'Del boy' put it best “What a plonker".