Wanted & Vacant
an active girl as NURSERYMAID, accustomed to children; good character; not
under 18. – Apply to Mrs T. Kent, London-road,
a good GENERAL SERVANT, one who understands Plain Cooking; three in family;
– Apply 8 London-road,
a good GENERAL SERVANT, who understands plain cooking. – Apply to Mrs. Evans, 2, College-street,
in a Clergyman’s Family, a NURSEMAID, not under 18 years of age; strong and
active. – Apply to Mrs. Debenham, Ivy House, St. Peter’s,
A. H., Ivy Ho., St. Peter’s st
George, Ivy Ho., St. Peter’s st
by a respectable Girl, a Situation as GENERAL SERVANT, or under a Cook; aged
17. – Apply at this office.
TAILORS. – Wanted, at once, one or two good HANDS. – Apply to Thomas
Thomas, tailor, Park Street, St. Setphens
as Groom and Coachman, a married MAN, without family. – Apply, by letter, to
Mrs., North End Ho., High st, Watford
a man as OSTLER and BOOTS, willing to make himself generally useful. – Apply
at the Queen’s Hotel,
William Alfred, Queen’s hotel,
HEMPSTEAD COFFEE TAVERN COMPANY (Limited)
Harry Coffee Tavern Co. Lim. (N. W. Robinson, sec.; A. W. Gibbs, man.), High
Street, Hemel Hempstead
Henry Drake, baker, 82, & Black Lion,
Edward Noel, farmer, Westfields, St. Michaels.
Joseph, carpenter & undertaker,
Thos., stay maker, 16 Holywell hl.
John, carpenter, Up. Dagnall st
48in. relates to the size of the front wheel – indicating that this was a
kind of penny-farthing.)
James Hawes, plumber, Redbourn
Alfred, King William IV, 2 St. Peter’s street
WURTZELS, sound and clean, delivered within reasonable distance at moderate
price. Apply to J. Seabrook,
Joseph, Cricketers, St Peter’s
WATER BUSINESS FOR SALE, steam power; plant almost new; price moderate; makes
forty doz. Per hour. – Address C., office of this paper.
Brenda Clayton-Cooke (brenclay @t blueyonder.co.uk) writes The advert in the newspaper could be my family's business. George Clayton a grocer and his wife Isabella (nee: Hewlett) ran the business in Hertford. George died and they tried to sell. When there were no buyers they moved to Chapel Lane, Northampton and Isabella employed her son and another man and they carried on. They progressed to eight outlets around the country and eventually went into Ginger Beer. The business was still surviving until 1919.
Very interesting - I am always interested in such tidbits. Newspaper adverts can often give additional evidence to such events in a family's history. However, because the Hertfordshire Advertiser was a St Albans paper (the main Hertford paper was the Hertfordshire Mercury) it is more likely that the advert was for a St Albans business. Trade directories show that Henry Gilliam Martin (aged 55 in the 1881 census) had a soda water business in Holywell Hill, St Albans in 1878 and 1882 but it was not operating in 1886, and so it is possible that it was his business that was for sale.
BE SOLD. – An excellent ALDERNEY COW, in full profit. – Apply to the
! TO FARMERS
a quantity of Split OAK PALES, 5ft. 6in. long. – Address to A. B., office of
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