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1891

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Stationers and Booksellers

Morley Edwin Park ran a booksellers from number 2 Broad Street. Suttons describes the business as Park and Son, stationers, printers, bookbinders, booksellers, account book manufacturers, newsagents, publishers of Park's Almanac and Park's Handbook of Montgomeryshire, and dealers in musical instruments and fancy goods. The Cross.

1891 Census
2 Broad Street
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
Morley Edwin Park Head M 34 Bookseller and printer Blockley Worcester English
Mary Park Wife M 33 Shop assistant Deal Kent English
Rona Bradford Housekeeper Wid 55 Housekeeper Willingford Berks English
Elizabeth Mills Serv S 16 Domestic servant Dolfor Mont English

Mr Park took many pictures himself which were later sold as postcards. Park and Sons occupied the property in which the great social reformer Robert Owen had been born and, amongst the postcards that the firm produced, was a picture of the shop.

At 19 Broad Street was William P Phillips, stationer.

19 Broad Street
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
William P Phillips Head M 38 Printer and stationer Mont Newtown English
Mary M Phillips Wife M 33   Mont Llanllwchaiarn English
Gilbert Phillips Son   9 Scholar Mont Newtown English
Clement W Norton Brother in law S 30 Ironmonger Mont Llanllwchaiarn English
Violet Norton Sister in law S 18 Stationers assistant Mont Llanllwchaiarn English
John Davies Visitor S 36 Congregational Minister Mont Trefethin English
Jane Bumford Serv S 22 Domestic servant Mont Kerry English


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