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Upholland Carrier
Upholland Carrier
Photo: Ron Hunt
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Item #: 34704
Anyone put a name to this gentleman? On back of photo it just says 'The Village Carrier Upholland'

Comment by: Mick LD on 27th October 2023 at 20:02

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.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 28th October 2023 at 08:22

What was a Village Carrier, I haven't heard this term before. He looks proud of his job.

Comment by: Mick LD on 28th October 2023 at 08:29

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.

Comment by: winnie on 28th October 2023 at 09:30

Name William Fairclough
Age 50
Estimated Birth Year abt 1851
Relation to Head Half Brother
Gender Male
Birth Place Upholland, Lancashire, England
Civil parish Upholland Occupation Carter Household Members (Name) Age Relationship
Elizabeth A Kay
Ernest Kay
William Fairclough 50 Half Brother
John Kay
Edith Kay

Comment by: Keith on 28th October 2023 at 22:14

A quick apology for commenting on the wrong posting. My photo HAS appeared in colour. 'Del boy' put it best “What a plonker".

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