Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The workers of Bath

We are finding lots of interesting facts about Bath and its working past.

Did you know that.............

In 1854 Walcot Street was home to a basket maker, a bookbinder, a brush maker, shoe makers, a gun maker, a cutler, a hatter, a locksmith, a tailor, dressmakers, straw bonnet makers, stone masons, printers, a sign writer, a wheelwright, an umbrella maker, grocers, butchers, tea dealers, poulterers, bakers, a corn factor, a salt merchant, a tripe dealer, several markets and a chemist and druggist!

In case you are wondering, a corn factor was a middleman dealing in corn on others behalf and in the last example, apparently, a druggist is a drug seller!

No comments:

Post a Comment