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Our blog of 10 March 2021 remembered the village’s blacksmithing business of Ernest Rhodes and Son, through one of their identifiable works – Brimington Parish Church railings. This blog looks in particular at the son – Albert Rhodes and the novels he wrote, two of which were almost wholly based in Brimington. There’s a shortContinue reading “Albert Rhodes – village author”
It’s not an industry that is anything like unique to Brimington, but brickmaking, particularly in the mid to late 19th century and early 20th century, was an important local industry. The very bricks out of which many houses of the time were constructed were actually produced locally and from the clay and coal also minedContinue reading “Brimington brickmaking in the spotlight”
The General Register Office organised the censuses by civil registration districts, which were subdivided into enumeration districts (EDs). Obviously, the census is about people and their living and social conditions. But it can also lead us into research about places and buildings. This blog – part 5 of our series looking at the census locallyContinue reading “The ‘Lock House’, Newbridge Lane: to be or not to be – the census story – 5”
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