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Fertiliser factory Near Hertford on 1939 Register ?
« on: Tuesday 17 November 20 19:56 GMT (UK) »
Any local HERTFORD knowledge most welcome for:
Huddleston Melville Stokes
1903–1998
BIRTH 16 FEB 1903 • Mangalore, Karnataka, India
DEATH 7 JUL 1998 • TRURO Cornwall

"Works Superintendent Fertiteser Factory" on 1939 Register in lodgings 87,Ware Road.
[possible family story of an Austrian chemical company]???

married in 1934 to:
Alice Dorothy Lawrence
1911–2004
BIRTH 2 AUG 1911 • ISLINGTON London
DEATH 10 DEC 2004 • Holsworthy TORRIDGE, Devon
Living separately in 1939.

Three children, one born 1938 • Hertingfordbury, HERTFORD Hertfordshire, England
ANSTRUTHER,Worldwide
BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
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Re: Fertiliser factory Near Hertford on 1939 Register ?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 November 20 21:18 GMT (UK) »
Can you clarify exactly what info you are looking for?
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Re: Fertiliser factory Near Hertford on 1939 Register ?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 November 20 22:22 GMT (UK) »
Can you clarify exactly what info you are looking for?

Carole,
As I am tracking an interesting and very varied career path I am interested in exactly where he was employed in 1939 as a ""Works Superintendent Fertiteser Factory" "
ANSTRUTHER,Worldwide
BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
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Re: Fertiliser factory Near Hertford on 1939 Register ?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 05:42 GMT (UK) »
What was his occupation on his children’s birth certificates?

If he was living on Ware Road, you might expect him to be within a reasonable distance of his place of employment. I can’t see a Fertiliser Factory around Hertford or Hertingfordbury on this map series:
https://maps.nls.uk/view/101579472

It could be that is is further away or was not built at the time of this map

I am not sure if this is possible, but I wonder if there is any way to locate a fertiliser factory in a directory.

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Re: Fertiliser factory Near Hertford on 1939 Register ?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 07:08 GMT (UK) »
Rothamsted Research is about 15 miles from Hertford, and had one of the first artificial fertilizer manufacturing factories.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothamsted_Research


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Re: Fertiliser factory Near Hertford on 1939 Register ?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 09:52 GMT (UK) »
If you search the 1939 register for 'fertiliser' in occupation, and restrict the search to Hertford and surroundings, then you will have an indication of other people who may have been working at the same place. (Do not put any other information)

Unfortunately many people may just have put 'factory worker', but it is worth a shot.

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Re: Fertiliser factory Near Hertford on 1939 Register ?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 14:49 GMT (UK) »


"Horns Mill" ( Horns Mill Road ) milled grain / seed / bone.
Bone used for fertiliser.     

Mill bought by "Webb & Co" before HMStokes was born but traded on until the 1970's.Became housing estate.
[ Apparently ]

Worth contacting Hertford Museum ? https://www.hertfordmuseum.org
     

The Addis Factory was in Ware Road and cut/drilled  bone for all sorts of brushes.
     
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Re: Fertiliser factory Near Hertford on 1939 Register ?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 18 November 20 16:50 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for all your lateral thinking!
I have written to the Hertford Museum.
I wondered if 'Fertilizer Factory' might be a euphemism for War Materials establishment such as
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltham_Abbey_Royal_Gunpowder_Mills

"During World War II, Waltham Abbey remained an important cordite production unit and for the first two years of the war was the sole producer of RDX. RDX is one component of torpex, the explosive that was used in the Bouncing Bomb."
ANSTRUTHER,Worldwide
BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
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Re: Fertiliser factory Near Hertford on 1939 Register ?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 20 November 20 21:33 GMT (UK) »
If you search the 1939 register for 'fertiliser' in occupation, and restrict the search to Hertford and surroundings, then you will have an indication of other people who may have been working at the same place. (Do not put any other information)

Unfortunately many people may just have put 'factory worker', but it is worth a shot.

Chempat,
Thank you for sharing this very useful search technique.  I am sure that I will use it again.

Royston Herts, seem a likely location and I have written to Hertfordshire Museum archivist for confirmation.

Along with several 'Fertiliser Labourers' from Royston in 1939, I found this 'Chief Clerk'.  I wonder where his surname comes from? Austria, Germany or just a mis-spelled Simons?

Harry Seimons Fertiliser Manufacturer's Chief Clerk
1908–
BIRTH 6 APR 1908

A possible Company might be:
FARMERS' FERTILIZER COMPANY LIMITED (THE) was a Private Limited
Company, registration number 00231822, established in United Kingdom
on the 7. July 1928. The company was dissolved. The company was in
business for 92 years and 4 months.
ANSTRUTHER,Worldwide
BENNETT,
BRETT, Sligo
CARNEGIE,
CROCKFORD, Hampshire.
ELLIOT,
GAUNTLETT, Worldwide
HEAL, HEALE, HELE, Chew Magna, Somerset
HENRY, Sligo
MABEY, Dorset
POPE, London docklands,
STANDERWICK, Somerset,
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk