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Dewhurst the butchers and Vestey brothers around 1911.
« on: Friday 28 March 14 12:54 GMT (UK) »
My nan's brother James Norman Baines moved from Liverpool to London around 1911.
My nan always talked about him being high up within Dewhursts. I note that the Vestey brothers took
Dewhurst's over.
Any suggestions /ideas how I could find out what position with in the organisation he had?

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Re: Dewhurst the butchers and Vestey brothers around 1911.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 28 March 14 13:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi

goggling J H Dewhurst brings up loads of stuff eg this

http://paintedsignsandmosaics.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/dewhurst-forest-hill.html

I don't know whether that type of record, if it does survive, would be in the public domain.

As the company originated in Southport, ypou could try archives in that area to see if they can help or point you in another direction.

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Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,
Chandler-Chelsea

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Re: Dewhurst the butchers and Vestey brothers around 1911.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 28 March 14 13:44 GMT (UK) »
Or perhaps from an obituary in the local paper when he died?

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Re: Dewhurst the butchers and Vestey brothers around 1911.
« Reply #3 on: Friday 28 March 14 13:45 GMT (UK) »
you could also google Norman Finnimore butchery historian
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Chandler-Chelsea

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Re: Dewhurst the butchers and Vestey brothers around 1911.
« Reply #4 on: Friday 28 March 14 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Dawn and Smalltowngirl for your assistance.
Will do.
Pauline


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Re: Dewhurst the butchers and Vestey brothers around 1911.
« Reply #5 on: Friday 28 March 14 14:26 GMT (UK) »
There's a site for Southport family history online that may well be useful - I think I got there via "North Meols Family History Society" and they have a free forum online that, whilst not wildly active, has very good, well-informed members who do seem to check that any information they give, or sources that they suggest, are accurate. I'd give them a try.
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Re: Dewhurst the butchers and Vestey brothers around 1911.
« Reply #6 on: Friday 28 March 14 14:35 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Threlfallyorky.
I actually live in Southport, so should be able to find out.
Litherland Lass.

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Re: Dewhurst the butchers and Vestey brothers around 1911.
« Reply #7 on: Monday 19 May 14 05:24 BST (UK) »
I asked ex management & there was a Mr Baines in Head Office, Dewhurst the Vestey co have been gone nearly 20 years, The gent who i asked is in his 80,s so memory fading,

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Re: Dewhurst the butchers and Vestey brothers around 1911.
« Reply #8 on: Monday 19 May 14 10:00 BST (UK) »
Thank you Saltpot.
I think he was high up in the company. He use to help his sister out (my nan) with money. I think he help my nan finance her to buy her home as her husband died in 1932, leaving my nan to bring up 3 children. My nan when a teenager had to give up her job to act as mum to her siblings when her parents died. I think Norman always appreciated what she did for him and her siblings and hence he sent her money.
I need to research more on Norman. I know when he married / died and need to look into his wife's side and children. Time consuming but interesting. Am still working on my Welsh grandfathers side and will be back to North Wales to follow up leads.
Kind regards
Pauline.
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