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#855343 - 2nd Feb 2014 7:45pm Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19
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Hi
Does anyone have trade directories for Wallasey for 1st world war period? My gt gt grandfather Leonard Burton had a butchers/poultry dealer during this period in Wallasey maybe liacard area during this period. I wanted to know where exactly it was. After 1919 he became a tyler for various masonic lodges in Liverpool
Any help would be appreciated.

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#855348 - 2nd Feb 2014 8:00pm Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: MerseyMan]
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The reference library at Earlston has copies of many of the directories. Not sure if they cover the war years though, they may not have done them then.

Some directories are also available free on-line...

http://cheshiredirectories.manuscripteye.com/index.htm

Think these go up to 1910.

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#855350 - 2nd Feb 2014 8:07pm Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: MerseyMan]
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Cheers will have a look when I get some time off work. Any pointers to anything online? Much appreciated.
Just saw your link, ignore last part of message
smile


Edited by MerseyMan (2nd Feb 2014 8:11pm)

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#855351 - 2nd Feb 2014 8:10pm Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: MerseyMan]
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Originally Posted By: MerseyMan
Any pointers to anything online? Much appreciated.


...have just added link to my original reply.

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#855352 - 2nd Feb 2014 8:12pm Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: MerseyMan]
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Thought I'd missed it and was going mad. Thanks

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#855368 - 2nd Feb 2014 9:35pm Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: MerseyMan]
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You might find some here...Historical directories

The above link is for North West England you can search anywhere in the UK, you can view them online or download them.

Beware there big files eg, Kelly's Directory of Cheshire 1896 is 130 Mb

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#855372 - 2nd Feb 2014 9:51pm Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: ChrisJ]
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Nice one, Chris. They've got the 1914 Cheshire Directory on there. happy

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#855692 - 4th Feb 2014 10:43am Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: MerseyMan]
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Does anyone know where to get digital directories later than 1916
covering Wirral free or to buy on cd
The ones I now have from the sites 2 posts above are

Free downloads

http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/howto1.asp
http://cdm16445.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/searchterm/North%20West%20England!cheshire/field/all!all/mode/exact!all/conn/and!and/order/nosort/ad/asc

1789 Cowdroy
1822-3 Pigot's Directory of Cheshire
1827 Gore's Directory of Liverpool
1828-29 Pigot & Co.'s Directory of Ches, Cumb 3 Parts
1843 Mortimer & Harwood
1850 History, Gazetteer & Directory of Cheshire, 1850
1853 Gore's Directory of Liverpool & its Environs, 1853
1857 post office cheshire
1861 Mawdsley
1864 Morris & Co.'s Directory of Cheshire
1870 A Green Co directory for Liverpool and BIRKENHEAD
1871-worralls-Warrington
1874 Morris & Co.'s Directory & Gazetteer of Cheshire, 1874
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire
1883 Slater's Directory of Cheshire and Liverpool
1895-slaters-warrington-widnes-sthelens
1896 Kelly's Directory of Cheshire, 1896
1900 Gore's Directory of Liverpool & Birkenhead
1902 Kelly's Directory of Cheshire
1906 Kelly's Directory of Cheshire
1910 Kelly's Directory of Cheshire
1914 Kelly's Directory of Cheshire, 1914
Bought on cd
1916 Wilmers 1916 Birkenhead Street Directory


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#856631 - 8th Feb 2014 8:44am Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: MerseyMan]
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Thanks for the replies everyone. Had a trip up to central library to look at trade directories for the 1914-19 period. I found a one Leonard Burton a corn merchant at 142 Wallasey Road so it must be him. In his obituary it said that he was a poultry dealer/butcher in Wallasey before leaving to live in Liverpool in 1919. Now all I need is to find any pictures of 142 Wallasey road during that period to see what it looked like. Any suggestions much appreciated.
Would a corn merchant deal with poultry in any way?

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#856638 - 8th Feb 2014 9:40am Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: MerseyMan]
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In 1911, the property was a private house, it may have been changed to a business premises by the time Leonard was there, just keep in mind it may have been where he lived and not his shop etc. Of course it could have been dual purpose.


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#856653 - 8th Feb 2014 10:11am Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: bert1]
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Thanks Bert. I will put on his obituary after. It said after he left for Liverpool in 1919 he had previously worked as poultry dealer in liscard. Do you have access to 1911 census returns Burt? I need to confirm where he was in 1911. In 1901 he was a stable foreman for the omnibus tram company living in palm grove stables. My ancestry subscription ran out so couldn't check 1911 census.

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#856663 - 8th Feb 2014 10:59am Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: MerseyMan]
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If Leonard was born 1855 Sedberg, in 1911 he was living at 64 Urmson Rd, Wallasey and was a Motorman, Tramways.
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#856664 - 8th Feb 2014 11:02am Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: MerseyMan]
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Yeah thanks Bert, thats Leonard alright. Will have a check see where this urmson road is.

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#856670 - 8th Feb 2014 12:45pm Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: MerseyMan]
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Originally Posted By: MerseyMan
Will have a check see where this urmson road is.


...just off Liscard Village, by The Queens Pub.

Perhaps the link with corn and poultry is simply down to corn being used for chicken feed?

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#856928 - 9th Feb 2014 10:58am Re: Trade directories Wallasey 1914-19 [Re: MerseyMan]
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142 Wallasey Road ( where Hearts Gym is now) was listed as a poultry shop in 1921 owned by a Edward Williams maybe your man had something to do with it.
http://www.historyofwallasey.co.uk/wallasey/Shopping_In_Wallasey_Road/index.html

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