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Title: *COMPLETED*Somerset to Liverpool
Post by: nameless on Wednesday 22 October 08 20:54 BST (UK)
The other day someone mentioned on the radio that in 1870-1880 lotsof people moved from Somerset to Liverpool.† Didn't hear why.

Does anyone know anything about this please?

Regards
Nameless
Title: Re: Somerset to Liverpool
Post by: Annie65115 on Wednesday 22 October 08 21:51 BST (UK)
This ties in with my post about ancestral stonemasons who did just that!

Any further info would be gratefully received. :)
Title: Re: Somerset to Liverpool
Post by: stanmapstone on Thursday 23 October 08 10:39 BST (UK)
As understand it a great agricultural depression had set in in the early 1870ís as a result of a series of very wet summers and autumns, with a consequence of very bad harvests. Labour left the land, and the villages and went into the mines of South Wales or overseas etc. and the village industries and businesses collapsed.

Stan
Title: Re: *COMPLETED*Somerset to Liverpool
Post by: carl1954 on Monday 05 December 16 18:52 GMT (UK)
Ref your string from 2008, just seen. My great great grandfather, stonemason James Brake, moved from Norton Sub Hamdon to Liverpool some time between 1870 and 1880, where his daughter Lydia married one Richard Ashley, their first child being my grandmother Alice. Family folklore believes that James came to Liverpool to work on the Anglican Cathedral.
Title: Re: *COMPLETED*Somerset to Liverpool
Post by: Annie65115 on Monday 05 December 16 21:36 GMT (UK)
Carl, this is the family that I was researching years ago - my step-grandfather's line (he was one of Alice Ashley's brothers). If you make another posting (anything will do!), we can send and receive private messages and I can pass on more info.
Title: Re: *COMPLETED*Somerset to Liverpool
Post by: carl1954 on Friday 09 December 16 00:11 GMT (UK)
HI Annie, I look forward to sharing more info!
Title: Re: *COMPLETED*Somerset to Liverpool
Post by: Malh1 on Wednesday 28 December 16 12:30 GMT (UK)
Hi Annie
My wife's great grandmother is Lydia Brake.
I would like to share information with you.
Regards
Mal