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Offline donnachick

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chase street wisbech
« on: Monday 13 October 08 22:05 BST (UK) »
hi  can anyone help with a general enquiry my father in law is doing some work on the old gas works down and around chase street bedford street wisbech and as he knows im doing family research in wisbech (i live there) hehas found some signs of possible houses on the site and was wondering if i knew if there where houses on the site at any time i have been through my couple of books on wisbech but not found anything so was wondering if anyone could shed some light ..


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Re: chase street wisbech
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13 October 08 22:24 BST (UK) »
If you are in the area, then a look at old maps in the reference library should show development of the site.

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Re: chase street wisbech
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 October 08 21:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Donna,

My gt grandfather Louis Henry PALMER had an engineering business in Chase Street and all his brothers lived in and around Chase Street & Bedford Street, also involved with engineering, traction engines and threshing machines.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cawthorn/Palmer/boiler.html

I'm talking about 1883 upto early 1920s or so.  I never visited the houses; I got the information from census and family records and what my mother told me as she remembers visiting her grandmother, Kate PALMER, in Chase Street.

p.s.  And their parents, Emmanuel & Susannah PALMER lived in Silver Street.

HTH

Ann
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Re: chase street wisbech
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 October 08 22:03 BST (UK) »
Hi Donna

here is a map of the area in 1888

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapsheet.aspx?compid=55129&sheetid=5698&ox=1585&oy=385&zm=1&czm=1&x=596&y=209

I do have an old map of about 1901, will have to try and find it, as I live just outside Wisbech

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Re: chase street wisbech
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 July 09 11:12 BST (UK) »
hi there im researching the larmet family at wisbech im reading your conversation dont know how far youve got but in the 1940 trade directory ive found lois henry palmer as a enginner chase street and a photo of him with a wisbech fire engine hope this helps 
larmet richmond duff addison and a connection to the st raphael club wisbech looking for pictures of clarkes yard and oil mill lane

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Re: chase street wisbech
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 29 July 09 11:25 BST (UK) »
Yes, that's my gt grandfather, Louis Henry PALMER in the photo  :) 

I found a copy in my mother's effects after she died last year.

The Louis Henry in the 1940 trade directory is his nephew - most of the PALMERs were engineers, and similar names were used throughout a VERY large family over 4-5 generations  ;D

Many thanks for posting this.

Regards,  Ann.
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Re: chase street wisbech
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 29 July 09 11:35 BST (UK) »
yes there is a palmer family web site in connection with george dunlop who has recently restored an old fire engine belonging to wisbech with connections to the palmers
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Re: chase street wisbech
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 29 July 09 11:40 BST (UK) »
yes there is a palmer family web site in connection with george dunlop who has recently restored an old fire engine belonging to wisbech with connections to the palmers


That's probably mine  ;D

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