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Who lived at address in 1911

Started by: annefair (1168)

Can anyone help with who lived at 25 Milton Street Poolstock in 1911. Thank you

Started: 28th Mar 2021 at 15:21

Posted by: JAMB (64)

Ezra Foster , Chain Maker

Replied: 28th Mar 2021 at 19:15

Posted by: annefair (1168)

jAMB thank you very much Anne

Replied: 29th Mar 2021 at 07:52

Posted by: gaffer (6674) 

Jamb

Ezra was a chair maker with a small factory by the side of Chapel Lane bridge. It was the start of what would become the Foster, later Foster Len, furniture business.

Replied: 29th Mar 2021 at 08:51

Posted by: JAMB (64)

Thanks gaffer I will take your word for it , it looked like chain to me on both the 1901 and 1911 census and his father had a hardware shop, but looking again I think you are right

Replied: 29th Mar 2021 at 09:54

Posted by: gaffer (6674) 

Jamb

Ezra’s son Kevin went on to build the furniture business to a considerable size. He was also a noted restauranteur. Grandson Andrew was until recently the Chief Executive of the Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh hospitals trust.

Replied: 29th Mar 2021 at 11:10

Posted by: annefair (1168)

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Replied: 1st Apr 2021 at 23:17
Last edited by annefair: 2nd Apr 2021 at 23:30:50

Posted by: annefair (1168)

Gaffer very interesting. You are very informative. Thank you. Anne

Replied: 1st Apr 2021 at 23:17

Posted by: tonker (23463) 

He was also chairman of the NCB!

Replied: 2nd Apr 2021 at 11:25

 

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