Holmfirth & District, including Netherthong, manufacturers and tradesmen in 1849

The local paper, the Express, loved to publish articles of ” memories “. Every year it gave highlights of events of the previous year and often reproduced  selected items from 25 and 50 years ago. In July 1949 it printed lists of all the manufacturers, traders and gentlemen that had been operating in the Holmfirth District in 1849.

I have gone through these lists  and taken out any information relating to  Netherthong traders and have also given in brackets the total number of  people in the District involved in the particular trades.

Blacksmiths ( 4  ) – George Shaw.  : Boot and Shoe Makers ( 37  ) – John Jagger ; George Penny.

Brewers ( 3 ) – Bentley & Brook – New Mill Brewers   ; Josiah Helliwell – Wood Bottom, Wooldale. ; Seth Senior – Highfield Brewery, New Mill.

Butchers ( 19 ). John Mallinson  ; Joseph Wainwright 

Cloth Dressers ( 7)Uriah Hobson.    Coal Merchants ( 8 ),  Coopers( 2 )  :

Corn & Flour Dealers ( 9)   : Dry Salters ( 3 ).

Dyers ( 11  )  – Joseph Eastwood & Bros – Deanhouse Mill.  

Earthernware Dealers ( 10 ). Fulling millers ( 20 )– Joseph Eastwood & Bros

Hairdressers ( 6  )  .Hatters ( 6 ).  Inns ( 6 ).   Ironmongers ( 4)

Joiners ( 29 ) – Jonas Eastwood   ; Joseph Rogers  ; Jas Sykes.

Linen Drapers ( 14 )  . Machine makers (6 )

Painters and paperhangers  ( 6 )- John Preston. Plumbers & Glaziers (6)

Shopkeepers ( 24 )David Hobson & Son  ; Mary Hobson  : Geo. Platt ; Susannah Roberts  : George Woodhead  : Grace Woodhead.

Scribblers and Slubbers ( 28 ) – Joseph Eastwood & Bros,

Size Boilers (6) – Samuel Lee.   Stonemasons (13) – Benjamin Gill  ; George Gill   ; John Gill.

Straw Bonnet makers ( 4)  . Surgeons ( 7 in total ).

Tea Makers (7).   Watch & Clock Makers ( 3 ).  Wheelwrights (10)

Tailors ( 31 in total ) – John Platt.

Taverns and Public HousesUriah Hobson – Clothiers’ Arms   : John Bates  – Queens’ Arms ;  Moses Sykes – Rose and Crown.

Woolen Manufacturers ( 180 in total ). Thomas Crookes  : Thos. Dyson  : Joseph Eastwood & Brothers  : John Heap  : Jonathan Heap  : Joseph Heap  : Charles Lee  : David Lee : Hiram & Abraham Littlewood   : Jospeh Mallinson  ; Jonathan Noble : Richard Wilson .

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