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Discussion in 'Other Occupations & Trades' started by Half Hour, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Half Hour

    Half Hour Well-Known Member

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    Not one of mine, but found this in passing... any ideas? She is 75 years old :D

    6th one down...Ann Garritt..
     

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  2. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    I can't see anything, is it me or didn't it post properly?
     
  3. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    If it's you Sis, then it's me too. Nothing came through Half Hour. Another gremlin no doubt.
     
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    Try this now..... up above..
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Got it!:D
    Professional RUBBER o_O ?
     
  6. Sis

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    That's a new one on me. Which census is it Sue?
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Crossword Solutions tell me she is a MASSEUR :D a 75 year old one :cool:
     
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    Do you think it says Professional Rubler - found this occupation:

    RUBBLER A person who sorted the small stones in the quarries

    May be this place was near a quarry. Just a thought.
     
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    It is difficult to read but looks like professional robber to me. Good work if you can get it.

    Had a closer - looks like professional rubber.
     
  10. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I like Rubber & also would like a professional rubber one who makes house calls.
     
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    It is RUBBER.... I wondered if it was a masseuse.. 75 years young in her case! Not very flattering and polishing stones would likely be for jewelry I would hope.
    Sorry...forgot the date when the darn thing didn't copy like I wanted it to!
    1871..St. George, London 01/90/pg23
    vessel:
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    Looking at the papers, there were professional rubbers everywhere right through the 19th century. A couple of adverts for said rubbers

    Surrey Comet 24th September 1859
    Richard Hobden, Professional Rubber and proprietor, begs most respectfully to acquaint the nobility, gentry, and inhabitants of Kingston and its neighborhood, that he has taken the above Establishment, and trusts, by strict attention and punctuality, to merit and insure their support and patronage. R. H. also begs to state that he will still continue to attend Invalids - at their own residences, as heretofore - suffering from Chronic Rheumatism, Sciatica, Affections of the Spine, Muscular Contractions, Debility and Congestion, Paralysis, Sprains, and in all cases where friction and manipulation are beneficial. - Portable Baths sent out on the shortest notice; or let on hire.

    Brighton Gazette 10th September 1863
    Medical rubbing and mesmerism. Mr Filtness has been extensively employed in the above remedial means for upwards of sixteen years, and begs to announce his method is totally different to those who call themselves professional rubbers, but know nothing whatever of the art of rubbing. Address No. 17, St. George's Street, Trafalgar Street,
    References of the most unquestionable character to noblemen, gentlemen, and medical practitioners.

     
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    Physiotherapist of yesteryear.
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Immediately I thought she might be a slubber, which is a favourite word of mine, but no... definitely 'rubber'.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    A 75 year old hitwoman!
     
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    :D
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    See what you did gilllyflower? :p
     
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