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Austin Mitchell - 1869 - 1904
published by Pat Hase - 8 days ago.

Do try the newspapers - there are several entries about this, including ths one 

There was  concert soon afterwards to raise money for his widow and children.


Smalls Quarries Ltd
published by gricharduk - 8 days ago.

Small's Quarries Ltd (Companies House No. 386154) was first registered on 11 March 1944. It was formed to takeover the mining interests of the New Hartcliffe Quarry company. Both companies were owned by Arthur Small, of 7 Queen Street, Bristol. New Hartcliffe Quarry owned Hartcliffe Rock Quarry at Barrow Hill, Felton, near Winford, and Arthur merged this quarry into the new company. The company had registered offices at 298 Bishopsworth Road, Bristol, and Arthur also ran a commercial vehicles' business from there (trading as Western Commercial Motors).[See "New Companies" in the The Quarry Managers' Journal, May 1944, Volume 27, Number 11, Page 526] Arthur was a member of Bristol Rotary Club and president of Bristol South Harriers athletics club. Hartcliffe Rock Quarry, produced about a thousand tons of crushed limestone a year, mainly used for road building, but the quarry now stands as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).

In 1952, Small's Quarries opened Stancombe Quarry on the south-face of Backwell Hill near Flax Bourton. In 1964, the Witney Stone Company, a subsidiary of the Amey Group Ltd, purchased Small's Quarries. In 1968, Hobbs Quarries Ltd, a mining company based at Backwell House, Backwell, merged their quarry interests with Wimpey Asphalt Ltd, then part of the George Wimpey Group, to form Wimpey Hobbs Ltd under Hobbs (Quarries) Holdings Ltd. Before 1977, Hobbs (Quarries) Holdings acquired the Witney Stone Company. Small's Quarries Ltd was formally wound-up on 22 November 1989, along with a number of other defunct mining companies owned by Hobbs (Quarries) Holdings. In 1996, Tarmac Limited acquired Wimpey Hobbs.


April 2024 Newsletter
published by Jenny Towey - 15 days ago.

Many thanks, Pat, for another information-packed newsletter...


Napoleonic Wars
published by LeedsChris - 18 days ago.

Brian,

Thanks for this.  My third great grandfather, Joseph Grenter (1784-1864) fought in the Napoleonic Wars.  He was baptised at Muchelney, Somerset, on 16 May 1784, the son of Joseph and Hannah Grinter (sic). I think I found that between 17 April 1805 and 12 January 1813 he was a private in the 1st Battalion 52nd Regiment of Foot.  His surname was spelled various ways, including Granter.  He served in the Peninsula war in Spain and was discharged following a gunshot wound to the arm near Badajos. [Fortunately his injuries didn't prevent him returning to Somerset to Bleadon, Somerset, where he married Jane Palmer and had 10 children.  He died on 23 April 1864 at Bleadon, age 84 years.  if you do happen to find any information in the document from David Milner, I would be interested to hear of it.

Regards and Best wishes

Chris Martin


Napoleonic Wars
published by Jenny Towey - 29 days ago.

Thanks, Brian


Tickenham St Quiricus & St Julietta
published by Jenny Towey - 29 days ago.

Fantastic, Graham, many thanks for all your hard work.


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