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Thomas and Violet Daniels, Hackney
« on: Wednesday 07 March 18 22:12 GMT (UK) »
Hello.  I am looking for information on my great-uncle (1909 - 1968, originally from Churchdown, Glos) and his wife Violet (nee Slope d. 2002); they had no children.  Specifically, my mother remembers that they used to own a cafe on Hackney Road and that is something I would like to know more about if possible?  I'm guessing it would have been in the 1930s to 50s.  If anyone has any information about businesses local to that area, it would be good to know - even better if someone remembers them! Thank you.

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Re: Thomas and Violet Daniels, Hackney
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 March 18 23:10 GMT (UK) »
They married in 1934 - have you looked for them on the 1939 register to see where they were living at that time?
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Re: Thomas and Violet Daniels, Hackney
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 March 18 10:55 GMT (UK) »
Good morning
Looking at the Electoral register
1935 Thomas and Violet Daniels 48 Cassland Road Hackney
They stay there until 1939.
Struggling to see them after that.

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Re: Thomas and Violet Daniels, Hackney
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 March 18 17:25 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both - You inspired me to look at the electoral registers with more vigour and found that they had lived at 509 Hackney Road from at least 1948 - 1963.  Having looked on street view, that address is in a row of shops so that is possibly where the cafe was.  However, street numbers do change so my next step will be to look at maps of the area at that time to check that.  Thank you again.

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Re: Thomas and Violet Daniels, Hackney
« Reply #4 on: Friday 09 March 18 18:40 GMT (UK) »
his wife Violet (nee Slope d. 2002)

This is interesting!
1939 Post Office London Directory
Hackney Road
509 Slope Wm. Alfd. dining rms

1961 Post Office London Directory
Hackney Road
509 Slope Wm. Alfd. dining rms

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Re: Thomas and Violet Daniels, Hackney
« Reply #5 on: Friday 09 March 18 19:30 GMT (UK) »
his wife Violet (nee Slope d. 2002)

This is interesting!
1939 Post Office London Directory
Hackney Road
509 Slope Wm. Alfd. dining rms

1961 Post Office London Directory
Hackney Road
509 Slope Wm. Alfd. dining rms

If Violet was Violet Rose Slope b 1909 with mmn Collier then this looks to be her father, who married as William Benjamin Slope 1897 Hackney to Beatrice Collier?

He was a Coffee House Keeper in 1911?
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Re: Thomas and Violet Daniels, Hackney
« Reply #6 on: Friday 09 March 18 21:00 GMT (UK) »
Ooh that certainly is interesting!  Violet's mother was definitely Beatrice Slope - when my grandmother died, I inherited a lot of bits and pieces, including commemorative funeral cards; one of these was for a Beatrice Slope who died 16.01.55 aged 79 and was interred in Abney Park cemetery. It looks as if Thomas and Violet carried on her family business, although 'dining rooms' may have made it sound grander than it was - my mum described it as a 'greasy spoon'. I shall do some more digging.  Thank you so much for these contributions.  I have gone a long way to tracing my family tree and it is good now to be adding some colour and finding out about their lives - the most interesting bit  :)

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Re: Thomas and Violet Daniels, Hackney
« Reply #7 on: Friday 09 March 18 21:30 GMT (UK) »
William Alfred Slope of 509 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green died 26 Jan 1960. Probate to William Benjamin Slope, retired glass merchant

Beatrice Slope, wife of William Alfred, retired caterer, died 16 Jan 1955. Address 305 Chigwell Road, Chigwell. Administration to William Alfred



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Re: Thomas and Violet Daniels, Hackney
« Reply #8 on: Friday 09 March 18 21:38 GMT (UK) »
 ??? Makes you wonder why change of middle name to Alfred if marriage was:-

William Benjamin Slope 25 occ Waiter Father Benjamin Slope occ Coffee House Keeper
Beatrice Collier 23 Father John Frederick Collier occ Sailor
17th October 1897 St Peter Hackney

Oddly a Benjamin William Slope 25 occ Coffee House Keeper Father Benjamin Slope occ Coffee House Keeper married
Ellen Foster 25
3rd August 1896 St Peter Hackney?

Benjamin William Slope was the elder brother of William Benjamin Slope!

William Alfred Slope was b Sept qtr 1872 Bethnal Green v 1C page 257  mmn Barrett
His parents Benjamin and Dahlia Barrett married 5th April 1870 St John the Baptist, Shoreditch
Benjamin William Slope was b March qtr 1871 Bethnal Green 1c 342 mmn Barrett
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