A to Z

Discussion in 'Other Occupations & Trades' started by Dogsday, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Dogsday

    Dogsday Well-Known Member

    Online
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    695
    Location:
    Lancashire
    I have an A - Z for old occupations if any one wants a look-up anytime :)
     
    Findem, gillyflower, Sandiep and 9 others like this.
  2. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

    Online
    Messages:
    4,012
    Likes Received:
    10,168
    Location:
    Middlesex
    Thank you :)
     
    Dogsday likes this.
  3. LianeH

    LianeH Well-Known Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    663
    Likes Received:
    6,135
    Location:
    Derbyshire ex Chelmsford
    Thank you:)
     
    Dogsday likes this.
  4. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,435
    Likes Received:
    13,399
    Location:
    Beckenham, Western Australia
    Thank you.
     
    Dogsday likes this.
  5. gillyflower

    gillyflower Always caring about others

    Offline
    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    1,973
    Location:
    Lincoln, Lincolnshire England
    Many thanks.:)
     
  6. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

    Online
    Messages:
    4,012
    Likes Received:
    10,168
    Location:
    Middlesex
    @Dogsday

    Does your book have a Fellowship Porter, as an occupation?
     
  7. Dogsday

    Dogsday Well-Known Member

    Online
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    695
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Fellowship Porter, a member of a group of London porters, a guild of manual labourers who moved measurable goods such as coal or grain between warehouses and ships on the river Thames, or between warehouses and other premises.

    I believe they had their own association and wore a badge of office
     
    Sis, Chimp and MollyMay like this.
  8. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

    Online
    Messages:
    4,012
    Likes Received:
    10,168
    Location:
    Middlesex
    Thank you so much :)
     
  9. Dogsday

    Dogsday Well-Known Member

    Online
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    695
    Location:
    Lancashire
    welcome anytime :)
     
    MollyMay likes this.
  10. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,435
    Likes Received:
    13,399
    Location:
    Beckenham, Western Australia
    @MollyMay you might find this article of interest. There's quite a mention of Fellowship Ports.

    Code:
    http://zythophile.co.uk/2007/11/02/the-forgotten-story-of-londons-porters/
    Records of the Association of Fellowship Porters are held at LMA.

    Code:
    https://search.lma.gov.uk/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/LMA_OPAC/web_detail/REFD+CLC~2FL~2FFC?SESSIONSEARCH
    Sorry if I've gone off piste.
     
  11. burt

    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

    Offline
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    196
    Location:
    Wales
    Could you be so kind as to see what your book has for 'mantler'?
    The person so described in the burial affidavit died in 1683.
     
  12. Dogsday

    Dogsday Well-Known Member

    Online
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    695
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Mantle Cutter: a stone cutter who carved fireplace mantle pieces.

    Mantle Maker: a person who made mantles from cotton soaked in nitrates for gas lamps.

    Mantle Forewoman, highly skilled dressmaker, a person who made a type of cloak called a mantle, which was worn over your clothes.

    hope it my be one of those Burt.
     
    Ma-dotcom and burt like this.
  13. burt

    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

    Offline
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    196
    Location:
    Wales
    Thanks, Dogsday. I would guess the third option is more likely.
    Many thanks!
     
    Dogsday likes this.
  14. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

    Online
    Messages:
    4,012
    Likes Received:
    10,168
    Location:
    Middlesex
    Another one for you - does you list include a Tansman?

    I am trying to identify the occupation of a chap working in a sugar refinery in 1939 and I think it says Tansman
    upload_2019-3-31_18-21-11.png
     
  15. arthurk

    arthurk Well-Known Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    2,423
    Location:
    Cheshire, England
    Allowing for the possibility of mistranscription, could it be Tank Man? There is such a thing in sugar refining, also known as a Liquor Man:
    Code:
    http://doot.spub.co.uk/code.php?value=448
     
    MollyMay and Daft Bat like this.
  16. Dogsday

    Dogsday Well-Known Member

    Online
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    695
    Location:
    Lancashire
    There is nothing in my A-Z & the only thing I can come up with is panman or pansman or assistant pansman
     
    arthurk likes this.
  17. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

    Online
    Messages:
    4,012
    Likes Received:
    10,168
    Location:
    Middlesex
    Thank you @arthurk , an interesting list, several pertinent to the sugar industry.

    @Dogsday I think you might have it - I just couldn't make out that first letter and 'P' never crossed my mind. Pansman is in Arthur's list and could just be the answer.

    Thank you both:)
     
    Dogsday and arthurk like this.
  18. arthurk

    arthurk Well-Known Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    2,423
    Location:
    Cheshire, England
    Ditto
     
    MollyMay likes this.
  19. AnnB

    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

    Offline
    Messages:
    2,702
    Likes Received:
    11,838
    Location:
    North Devon, England
    There are lots of adverts in the papers which read along the lines of “Pansman wanted for sugar refinery” :)
     
    MollyMay likes this.
  20. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

    Offline
    Messages:
    5,951
    Likes Received:
    15,166
    Location:
    South Australia
    When magnified a 'p' is quite believable.
     
    MollyMay and Dogsday like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice