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Archive for the ‘Rose Street’ Category

Rose Street was laid out circa 1902 and named after Herbert Rose, a partner in a firm of solicitors in Old Town who financed much of the development in Rodbourne at this time (see Morrison Street, etc).

Housing built on the site of Kay & Co factory (formerly Cellular Clothing Co)

ID Number – 265

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Subject – Housing built on the site of Kay & Co factory (formerly Cellular Clothing Co)

Date – ?

Donor – MillsMr

Street – Morris Street

Location – Junction of Morris Street and Rose Street

Factory – Cellular Clothing

Kay & Co Ltd (formerly Cellular Clothing Company)

ID Number – 262

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Subject – Kay & Co Ltd (formerly Cellular Clothing Company)

Date – ?

Donor – MillsMr

Street – Morris Street

Location – Junction of Morris Street and Rose Street

Factory – Cellular Clothing

Milk Delivery Girls

ID Number – 259

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Subject – Milk Delivery Girls

Date – 1949

Donor – DeanJohn

Street – Rose Street

Location – Rose Street

Additional info – Beryl Hiscock & Phylis Jones on Brown’s Dairy electric handcart. Beryl was fined on an earlier occasion by a policeman in Montagu Street for driving an electric handcart without a license

The Small Family

Group Photo info – Derek Small, Roy Small, Beryl Small, Alan Small, Betty Small, Ruth Small

Mervyn Small, Minnie Small, Jean Small, Morris Small

ID Number – 258

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Subject – The Small Family

Date – ?

Donor – DeanJohn

Street – Rose Street

Location – ?

Group Activity – Family Photo

Complaints about lorries from Kays in “Western Voice” (Labour Party Publication)

ID Number – 253

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Subject – Complaints about lorries from Kays in “Western Voice” (Labour Party Publication)

Date – ?

Donor – WalkleyJoyce

Street – Rose Street

Location – Kays Factory, Rose Street

Factory – Kays Factory

Additional Info – formerly known as the Cellular Clothing Company and  locally as “The Shirt Factory”

Delcia Appleby nee Worsdell outside the Even Swindon Bakery

ID Number – 382

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Subject – Delcia Appleby nee Worsdell

Date – circa 1952

Donor – ApplebyDelcia

Street – Rose Street & Jennings Street

Location – Junction of Rose Street and Jennings Street

Group Activity – Family Photo

Even Swindon Bakery Ltd  shop & bakehouse in the background. This was known as Castles locally

Cellular Clothing Workers group – “The Shirting Girls”

Group Photo info – Laura Hazell 1st on left back row (head only with spectacles), Ivy Worsdell nee Pinnegar 2nd from right back row(head only)
Joan Brown 5th from left in 2nd row from front
Others unknown

ID Number – 377

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Subject – Workers group

Date – circa 1950s

Donor – ApplebyDelcia

Street – Rose Street

Location – Cellular Clothing Factory field

Factory – Cellular Clothing

Group Activity – Staff Photo

Brown’s Dairy, Ready to start the round-Bedwin the horse

Group Photo info – Bedwin the horse, raring to go

ID Number – 359

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Subject – Ready to start the round-Bedwin

Date – circa 1920s

Donor – CastleMr JE

Street – Rose Street

Location – Rose Street

Brown’s Dairy Advertisement in St Augustne’s Church magazine

ID Number – 253.10

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Subject – St Augustine’s Church Magazine Advertisement page

Date – 1950

Donor – WalkleyJoyce

Street – Rose Street

Location – Rose Street

Charles Brown in his dairy with his Son Les

Group Photo info – From left, Charles Brown(owner) and Les Brown

ID Number – 357

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Subject – Charles Brown in his dairy with his Son Les

Date – circa 1927

Donor – CastleMr JE

Street – Rose Street

Location – Browns Dairy

Group Activity – Family Photo

Addt. Info – Note the milk churns on the hand cart. This is how most housholders of this era had their milk delivered. This was a posh one though as it had a tap instead of a ladle to pour the milk.

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