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COMPLETED - Tanneries in Chesterfield?
« on: Friday 01 June 12 09:00 BST (UK) »
I have been researching - on and off - one of my Great Uncle's military history. I had a better look at the forms yesterday and saw that his occupation was a Tannery Labourer prior to enlistment. Could anyone tell me if there were many tanneries in Chesterfield around in 1942 please?

Thanks very much.

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Re: Tanneries in Chesterfield?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 June 12 17:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Redd,

The answer is yes!  This link might help.

http://www.claytonleather.com

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Re: Tanneries in Chesterfield?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 June 12 20:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Copperbeech - thanks very much :) I will contact them and see if I can find out anything more.


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Re: Tanneries in Chesterfield?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 June 12 18:22 BST (UK) »
Hi Redd,

No problem, I hope you find what you are looking for!

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Rowland - Nottingham.
Parkin - Co Durham/Nottingham.
Gardiner/Gardner/Gardener - Co Durham.
Drake - Derbyshire/Lincolnshire/Sussex/London?
Leighton - Derbyshire.

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Re: Tanneries in Chesterfield?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 11 June 12 12:15 BST (UK) »
Just to let you know - I contacted Clayton Leather and they told me they believe they were the only tannery operating in Chesterfield at the time and are sending me a booklet too - so thanks again for your help copperbeech because I now know just a little bit more about my Great Uncle :)

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Re: COMPLETED - Tanneries in Chesterfield?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 11 June 12 18:07 BST (UK) »
Hi Redd,

Well done you!

I am delighted to hear that you have had a good result, I have only recently found out about the Tannery so I am very happy to hear it has been of use, and thanks for letting me know!

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Copperbeech5
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Rowland - Nottingham.
Parkin - Co Durham/Nottingham.
Gardiner/Gardner/Gardener - Co Durham.
Drake - Derbyshire/Lincolnshire/Sussex/London?
Leighton - Derbyshire.

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Re: COMPLETED - Tanneries in Chesterfield?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 26 September 12 01:06 BST (UK) »
Thats very interesting as one of my Ancestors was a tanner in Chesterfield
WYATT, COX, STRATTON, all from south Derbyshire and the STS, LEI border Burns Fellows Gough Wilks from STS in particular Black Country and now heading into SOP