My other brick....

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  1. Daft Bat

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    Well, I have been rummaging around and can find nothing close. :(

    The pipe track is where pipes were laid - this could be for drainage for houses, land etc. I see that from the original page he also has 'contractor' against his occupation, as does William Chester, who is boarding with them. So something connected to the pipe-laying part of the construction industry.

    Sorry that I cannot help further, but others might. :)
     
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  2. Steve

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    No that's fine Jan thx. The occupation of Charles in 1939 register is a motor mechanic. As my Charles was a bicycle fitter, its not a big leap to motor fitter whereas pipe laying I would think would be a more labourer type of job
     
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    Like Jan, I can find nothing specifically for a flogger on a pipe track :(
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    The enumerator has put number 745 against the occupation and looking at the codes list this is:-
    Wool & Worsted - Workers Undefined

    So it looks like it is something to do weaving/cloth making

    Margaret's is number 831 = Cotton - Card and Blowing Room Processes - Other
     
  5. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    In the steel industry a 'flogger' uses a sledgehammer to break off the extra steel stuck to the newly extruded part. (metal pipe making?) (cyclotram-BlogSpot.) Later a grinder was used.
    Could this be connected to bicycle manufacturing?
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Likely Sue; or else the transcriber botched the word as in 'pipe' (clearly written) & the man was a 'flagger' as in signaller or marker for identifiying parts.

    Molly May, I wonder if- as the 2nd named worker had an832 crossed out in green, the new one in green was meant for him -a cotton spinner?
     
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    Ha Ha! I wish I could post a comment that starts "My other wall to break down...etc."

    I would have to put "The first on the list of my brick walls" the bricks of which are so many they would enable me to build a castle!:D:D:D
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    As Charles father William's occupation was a piecer (post #53), described as, piecing together broken threads in a spinning mill, I'm starting to think that this Charles also worked in the mill as Ann has mentioned.
    Now to find out what a flogger would be doing with textiles or spinning.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Flogging :eek: the workers? sorry.
    did they at some time have to whack the fabric for some reason?
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Well, I just so happened on a US patent where fans had been developed to clean the debris from the spinning machine tracks back in 1935.
    So could Charles have been the 'flogger' who beat the debris from the machines and the above tracks? o_O
    Oh the mind does wander...
    Anyway it is amazing what I found on 'floggers' I have learned a lot :eek:
    Quite a bit more than I wanted to.:rolleyes:
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Me too Sue, almost took my sooky mind from the 1939 register which would NOT find for me my people.
    [After several hours finally lucked in via one name & found one half of the couple sought minus half of their name. Image actually showed the other person so a complete couple! Full name added later! Not in their usual abode but with a 'Clark' household with a Mary Martin-probably not related & a Lily (Violet) Cook poss. nee Martin also probable not related.]

    I learned more about 'floggers' & their handles :oops: than i ever needed to know & stopped by to correct newspaper reports on Trove -well it said Preston!

    It's been some kind of day here. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Steve

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    Which William you referring to Sue? As yet I am unsure of Charles father, tho I believe it was William Smith living with Betsy Bailey nee Coaley re:1881 census.
    I have also gone back over Charles occupations that I have documented and I'm more certain now that I have the right Charles in the 1939 census.
    1899 - Brass Turner
    1900 - Brass Caster
    1900, 1901, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1910, 1911 - all Cycle or Bicycle Fitter
    1914 - Motor Mechanic
    1929 - Mechanic
    So it would seem that Charles moved from Bicycles into Motor Mechanics between 1911 and re-joining the army in 1914. This still being the case noted on my grandmothers marriage in 1929. So I'm back to why the pencilled in date. There appears to be more info on the next page but I believe that is still restricted
     
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    Post #56. Where the father of this Charles, William, is a 'piecer'
    Post #58 Where you have Charles, son of William and Rose as a 'flogger' on 1911 census.
    But I now agree that the Charles in Preston, the flogger, is not at all anything to do with your Charles the bike maker. It was the baptism date of 10th April 1881 that attracted my attention.
     
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