Hello friends, I'm back! It seems ages since my last permabulation round the streets on 27th November. I have only ventured out once since then for a short look around the waterfront on 4th January. My memories of cosy nights in front of the yule-log fire, watching the flickering flames dancing on the walls of our front room, are slowly dimming, as the coming of a new year brings the realisation that I have to be on my travels again. The alternating fogs and gales in November and December have given way to a spell of cold frosty weather with a penetrating north wind which whips the flurries snow into small drifts. Few people were out of doors this morning, but I wrapped up against the elements and started my walk at the corner of Colquitt Street.
COLQUITT STREET (52 Bold Street) 1 Thomas Hargreaves 1 G. Hargreaves 2 John Hinde 2 W. Swanwick & Co. 3 William Powell 4 Robert Thomas 5 L. J. Venables Esq.. 7 Isaac Littledale 8 Gilbert Henderson 9 Henry Leigh 10 Robert Preston (junior) 11 William Ripley 12 Thomas Littledale 13 Joseph Hibberson 14 William Price, M.D.. 14 Robert Marshall COMMERCE COURT (4 Lord Street) Harmood Banner Charles Chester R. and H. Gore James Phillips COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS (18 Water Street) Henderson & Eckersley Marshall & Reed Thomson & Menzies W. and S. Wild & Sneyd COMMUTATION ROW (1 London Road) 1 Daniel Jones 2 Maria Fletcher 3 Elizabeth Eaton 4 Mrs. Jane Kitchen 5 Samuel Pawson 6 John Watkins 7 Robert Wilkinson 8 Joshua English 8 Sarah English 9 P. H. Hamilton 10 Mrs. M. Rowland 11 Elizabeth Patton 12 Edward Davies COOK STREET (18 Castle Street) 11 George Bridge 12 William Scotson 14 Thomas Lucas 20 John Aspinall 21 Swan, Chappell & Heywood 21 J. Hobson & Son 22 James Davies 23 William and Robert Wilson & Co.. 25 J. S. Bird 27 Samuel Salisbury 28 John Simpson COOPER'S ROW (24 north east corner Old Dock) 1 Ann Beck 2 E. Crompton 3 Lyon Newton & Co.. 4 W. S. Fitzhugh 4 J. S. Carter 5 J. & T. Marshall 5 John Eden 5 John Martin 6 Henry Holden 7 Richard Powell 8 Owen Jones 8 James S. Hill 8 Joseph Gregory 9 Richard Bowker 12 Thomas Johnson 12 Burland & Harrison 13 Wilfred Troutbeck 14 J. and S. Taylor 15 David French 15 Lorentz Hansen 15 William Walthew 16 Henry Threlfall 16 H. and T. Green 18 John Kennedy 19 James Found 20 Richard Jenkinson 20 Taylor, Kenyon & Co.. 21 G. Atkinson 22 Sarah Gough 23 John Thomas
It was now lunch time so I popped into a coffehouse for a warm and a short break, before tackling Copperas Hill, which would take me all afternoon.
COPPERAS HILL (32 Ranelagh Street) 1 Joseph Bellis 1 John Telford 2 James Clark 2 E. Clark 3 Charles Allen 4 John Parker 4 Arthur Cunningham 5 Sarah Price 6 John Low 7 Mrs. Jane Lyon 9 Joseph Davies 10 John Stoward 11 Peter Duffy 12 John Krebs 13 Mrs. A. Keating 14 Robert Ion 15 William Waring 16 Lawrence Tyrer 16 Benjamin Tyrer 17 Joseph Tyrer 18 G. H. Doubleday 21 Lewis Rigby 22 James Smith 23 Ellen Woods 25 James Lyon 26 James Rushton 27 James Smith 28 John Shaw 29 Mrs. J. Quirk 30 H. H. Wilkinson 32 William Malcolm 33 Lieut. W. Wharton, R.N.. 33 William Procter 35 Benjamin Clarke 36 Mrs. S. Williams 36 J. & W. Roberts 37 Richard Healey 38 C. Healey & Co.. 39 Abraham Wren 40 Sarah Murphy 41 John Byrne 42 Edward Allen 44 R. Tetherington 45 Mrs H. Greenall 46 William Phillips 47 Patrick Carpenter 48 Priscilla Meadows 49 Robert Preston 50 John Bell 50 William Millet 51 Henry Fox 52 Thomas Stubs 53 Mrs. B. Peacock 54 Thomas Gaskell 54 Eliza Gaskell 55 John Farrer 56 William Marrat 57 Thomas Banks 57 George Bruce 57 Stephen Hawkworth 58 Samuel Grue 59 Elizabeth Cookson 60 Samuel Crosley 61 Patrick Rourke 62 James Proctor 63 John Pickering 64 Richard Stephenson
At this point I had to climb over piles of builders' materials to continue my walk up the street. There seem to be about a dozen new houses under construction ~ brought to a stand still by the icy conditions. However, it has not prevented the labourers from turning out. About a dozen dishevelled individuals are huddled around a large brazier by a watchman's hut. They invited me to join them for a jug of ale and a hunk of bread. However, I declined and carried on to the end of the street.
80 Ann Williams 81 William Swift 82 John Holmes 83 John Knox 84 John Mills 85 Thomas Adlington 87 Edward Sephton 87 Richard Chambers 88 John Witter 88 Robert Abraham 90 John Charnock 90 Daniel Holden 91 Thomas Parke 93 David Pinkardton 94 Peter Sowerby 95 John Roberts 96 Robert Farrington 98 Mrs. A. Golightly
Phew! I am well and truly exhausted after today's walk, so much so that I am getting a cab back home without calling for my customary victuals at my favourite ale-house. Next time I am with you, it will be on the west side of Salthouse Dock ~ CORNHILL.