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Offline Lyn54

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Hoylake Hydro Laundry
« on: Sunday 23 June 13 08:51 BST (UK) »
I wonder if anyone can throw some light on this one for me.

On the 1911 census I have a few members of the Sherlock family working at the Hydro Laundry in Hoylake and was wondering if this would be the same laundry that previously occupied the buildings of Heap & Partners behind Manor Road train station.  Does anyone have any idea how I can get more information regarding this laundry?

The men of this family were previously all fishermen.

Thanks for any help with this.

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Lyn


 

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Re: Hoylake Hydro Laundry
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 June 13 10:00 BST (UK) »
I am wondering if "hydro" was T J Sherlock's job, rather than the name of the laundry he worked at. A hydro operator perhaps.

My 1911 Gore's directory lists a Hoylake Steam Laundry at Lee Road, Great Meols. In 1914 that's listed at Newton Road.
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Re: Hoylake Hydro Laundry
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 23 June 13 10:07 BST (UK) »
"Hydro man" and "Hydro woman" do seem to feature as laundry jobs in situations vacant ads of that era
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Re: Hoylake Hydro Laundry
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 23 June 13 10:11 BST (UK) »
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Re: Hoylake Hydro Laundry
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 23 June 13 10:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the links Shaun - much appreciated.  This at least confirms that the steam laundry was where Heap & Partners used to be and in existence at the right time I was looking at.   

The family were living in Groveland Avenue so in close proximity to Newton/Lee Road where the laundry was located.

Tried searching for Hydro as a job but have not come up with anything useful.

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Lyn

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Re: Hoylake Hydro Laundry
« Reply #5 on: Monday 24 June 13 21:06 BST (UK) »
Hydro was the name for a very large spin dryer.
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Re: Hoylake Hydro Laundry
« Reply #6 on: Monday 24 June 13 22:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that bit of info.

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Lyn