Occupation in 1911 census

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  1. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    So I can read Millwright, the part in brackets has been transcribed as Grouse Maker, and comparing to the line below with the House of House Wife I can see why (I am not sure that sentence is grammatical, but I hope you know what I am trying to say). But what does it say really?

    This is Fred Mays (b. 1861 Cirencester) in Watford (actually it's more like 1857 on other censuses if anyone wants to look for him) he's been a miller and a miller's stoneman also
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    FMP have it transcribed as 'granosemaker' - and rootling around I've found that
    "Granose was the world’s first flaked cereal product" see the article about The Battle of the Cornflakes at
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    https://www.historytoday.com/archive/battle-cornflakes
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Granose Foods Ltd used to be in Stanborough Park, North Watford, but this was much later and was part of the health food industry. I think it was owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church - who also owned Stanborough park.

    Edited to add that I have now discovered that the factory opened in 1900, so could well be where your chap worked. :)

    One article reads:
    (1938) DURING the thirty-eight years of
    our existence quite a number of
    products have been added until we
    now have about forty-six. These
    can be grouped into the following
    departments : Cereals; Starch Re-
    duced Foods; Nut Foods; Remedial
    Foods.
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    Perfect, it does actually say that he worked for a "Health Food Manufacturer", I was surprised to see the term used in 1911
     
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    Yes, Jan think this is almost certainly the right location.
     

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    There is a Facebook page called “Adventist Memorabilia” with lots of info and there is a related website on there although I haven’t accessed it, so don’t know what’s there.
     

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    That surprised me too.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Sanitarium Health Foods here. Owned and operated by Seventh Day Adventist.
    Makers of breakfast cereals and all kinds of vegetarian delights.
    They manufacture Marmite here as well as Weet Bix and various biscuits. Also So Good Soy and Almond milk.
     

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