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  1. GeoffB

    bicc transport firm

    I think you could call that a draw Calendaring is the process - BIC acquired the Scottish company Callenders of Erith who callendered cables If I remember correctly
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    Death Notice Lookup - British Newspaper Archives

    There is an entry in the Liverpool Mercury Birth Marriages and Deaths Friday 25 July 1845 http://www.prescot.org/?page_id=1301&root=2&t=2&pid=41455
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    Heyes Family

    I agree the site can produce some interesting information Just a note about the author Francis A Bailey He lived in Stanley Crescent and taught at the boys grammar school until 1955 of which he produced The History of Prescot Grammar School 1554-1944
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    The Prescotian - 1965

    I remember those names too - I was there 1961-68 You can access the website at http://www.prescotian.org.uk/ Apparently Des Roberts died earlier this month
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    Prescot - an interesting town

    Welcome to the forum I know that thereare 8 Flanagans appear in the Census for Prescot Township, there could be more in the Parish of Prescot (which consisted of 15 townships) As far as history of the place goes this should give you a starter for 10 http://www.prescot.org/?page_id=1461 Good luck and if you need further help I'm sure you'll get more from the members here
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    stockley family of prescot

    The forename Sandyland (and variants) is one of the mysteries of Prescot - if anyone has a theory I'd love to hear it Most generations of Stockley families have a Sandlyland as do the female Stockley offspring when they marry e.g Moores, Waine, etc I have the Moores family in my databas http://www.prescot.org/?page_id=1301&root=2&pid=46730 GeoffB
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    Lyon's Bakery.

    The Lyon family is quite well documented http://www.prescot.org/?page_id=1301&t=2&root=2&pid=15477 On a personal note I have one of their mineral water bottles
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    Napoleonic soldiers

  9. Can you supply some names and dates if possible - also relationships if known
  10. Hi Paul - not sure where I was up to the last time we chatted The firm of John & Richard Allen was wound up in in 1847 - http://www.prescot.org/?page_id=6041 The firm continued to trade as Allen, Houghton, and Brother John Allen, Henry James Houghton, and Peter Allen Houghton (nephews of John Allen) Peter Allen Houghton is listed as their agent in the 1848 Slater's Guide The firm of John Allen and Co was wound up in 1852 - http://www.prescot.org/?page_id=6108 For info you can find the Trade Directories relevant to Prescot here http://www.prescot.org/?page_id=975&q=
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    John Dixon

    Thanks Stephen I hope someone likes a challenge
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    John Dixon

    I have received an email from a lady in Holland. She is looking for information on a John Dixon who was born in Prescott near Liverpool died on October 1st, 1849 in a mental institution in Bloemendaal in the Netherlands, 86 years of age. So he was born around 1763 Apparently there was a John Dixon working in Amsterdam for Hope & Co in 1804 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_%26_Co Anyone got any ideas? Quite a challenge I know
  13. I believe the looms were steam powered - it must have been easier to transport the cloth than the coal
  14. Paul has led us on a merry dance - I look forward to his book - Prescot boy to Egypt, Bath and California should be interesting reading :-) The 1928 and 1934 trade directories show Cotton Manufacturers http://www.prescot.org/?page_id=1053&root=6&g=334 John and Richard Allen, Hillock Street Something I had completely missed
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    BICC Telephone Cables Division,Prescot

    Not sure I know the picture you mean Edward Chambre was a brilliant photographer - the National Trust now own his Liverpool house and studio there are loads of his images on line

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