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Re: German Pork Butchers in Britain
« Reply #585 on: Sunday 13 November 16 20:28 GMT (UK) »
Fascinating I recently found this article referring to my Grandmother and her father  http://s40local.co.uk/chesterfield-1915/

In town a crowd of mostly women attacked the market stall of a Mr Haag, a German pork butcher, terrifying his daughter who was running it, and then laid siege to his shop in Glumangate. Ironically, Mr Haag was a naturalised British citizen of long standing and his son had joined the British army.

 

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Re: German Pork Butchers in Britain
« Reply #586 on: Sunday 13 November 16 21:55 GMT (UK) »
Dear GeorginaO,
Thank you very much for sending me the link with the description of the attacks of Georg Haag's shops. They were looted despite he was a naturalised British subject and his son fighting in the British Army. The article is a good source and perfectly fits in and augments my research. Meanwhile I have also found out that your great-grandfather was elected treasurer in the Chesterfield Pork Butchers' Association (1895, 1897; Source: Sue Gibbons, German Pork Butchers in Britain, Anglo-German Family History Society Publications, Maidenhead 2001, pp. 26, 27, 30).
Perhaps you can find out more about him in Chesterfield's Town Archive and in local business directories of the time, e.g. the addresses of his shops or also old adverts in the newspaper.
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Re: German Pork Butchers in Britain
« Reply #587 on: Sunday 13 November 16 22:26 GMT (UK) »
Yes thank you very much!

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Re: German Pork Butchers in Britain
« Reply #588 on: Sunday 13 November 16 22:31 GMT (UK) »
Sorry GeorginaO,
In one of my previous posts I mentioned the talk I once gave at Surrey University. There is a mishap in my post: The talk took place in 2009 and not in 2019!

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Re: German Pork Butchers in Britain
« Reply #589 on: Sunday 13 November 16 22:51 GMT (UK) »
Haha I saw that I thought maybe you were a time traveller !!

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Re: German Pork Butchers in Britain
« Reply #590 on: Tuesday 24 January 17 15:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bryan,

I've stumbled into your post from last year and I'd be really interested to read more on what you know of the Meyer's both from Wellingborough and Northampton. I'm a descendant of them (more from Northampton) but ironically work 2 doors down from where they had one of their shops in Wellingborough.

Thanks in advance.

Phil

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Re: German Pork Butchers in Britain
« Reply #591 on: Tuesday 24 January 17 16:13 GMT (UK) »
Phil, welcome to RootsChat.
I have a lot of info for you, but first you need to reply to this message twice so that you can send/receive private messages and we can arrange things. (The forum rules say you have to have made 3 posts before you can PM)
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Re: German Pork Butchers in Britain
« Reply #592 on: Tuesday 24 January 17 16:20 GMT (UK) »
Great, thanks for your prompt response Bryan, much appreciated.
Phil

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Re: German Pork Butchers in Britain
« Reply #593 on: Tuesday 24 January 17 16:21 GMT (UK) »
My second reply!

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