Monday, June 01, 2009

June update

New to the website this month is the 1895 Kellys directory. Brand-new to Wing in this directory were Miss Nellie WOODS, the infants school mistress, George HOUNSLOW now trading as a chimney sweeper, Charles MORTIMER farming in Cottesloe and George UNDERWOOD farming at Old Park Farm, Joseph WOOLHEAD as a draper, and several new publicans - William OSGOOD is pulling pints at the Cock (did you pull pints back then?) along with a SHIPLEY at the Queen's Head and a PINFOLD at the Sportman's Arms. There were also numerous others whose first appearance in the directories I've transcribed had previously been 1899, so this dates their trading activities earlier by at least four years.

I've also added Eric TAYLOR to the listing of military men from WW2. Eric may be known to many, as he first came to Wing in his capacity as an instructor with the RAF's Operational Training Unit based there, and was able to return to Wing permanently as the headmaster of Wing School in the 1950s.


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