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TOUR OF OLNEY MARKET PLACE  1800s – 1950s

INTRODUCTION AND TOUR GUIDE

ELIZABETH KNIGHT’S SCHOOL RESEARCHES

INTRODUCTION TO THE SCHOOL ARTICLES

SAMUEL TEEDON’S SCHOOL (1775 – 1798)

MRS SAMPLE’S BOARDING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (c.1790 – c.1809)

MISS MABLEY’S AND MRS BEESLEY’S BOARDING SCHOOL (c.1811 – c.1870)

MRS MAYES AND OTHER VICTORIAN SCHOOL MISTRESSES

THOMAS HADDON’S AND OTHER SCHOOLS FOR BOYS c.1798 – c.1840

WALTER PENNINGTON STORER’S ST. GEORGE’S COLLEGE

THOMAS WRIGHT AND HIS COWPER SCHOOL (1882 – 1915)

ELIZABETH KNIGHT’S LACEMAKING RESEARCHES

INTRODUCTION TO THE LACEMAKING PAGES

A LACE WALK AROUND OLNEY

ELIZABETH KNIGHT’S TALK ON HARRY ARMSTRONG

HARRY ARMSTRONG AND THE BUCKS COTTAGE WORKERS’ AGENCY

(Link to) CIS ELDERTON AT HARRY ARMSTRONG’S LACE FACTORY

TOM GARNER’S FIRST WORLD WAR DIARY

TOM GARNER’S FIRST WORLD WAR DIARY – PREFACE

1 SAIL TO ARCHANGEL 26 Nov 1915 – 31 May 1916

2 ARCHANGEL TO THE TURKISH FRONT 1 June – 17 Oct 1916

3 ROUMANIAN AND AUSTRIAN FRONTS 17 Oct 1916 – 12 Nov 1917

4 JOURNEY TO BAGHDAD 31 Jan – 18 May 1918

5 BAGHDAD & THE JOURNEY TO BAKU 18 May – 5 Aug 1918

6 BAKU AND THE TURKISH FRONT 5 Aug – 11 Nov 1918

7 THE LONG JOURNEY HOME 11 Nov 1918 – 15 Mar 1919

THREE OF TOM GARNER’S WW1 LETTERS HOME

REPORT IN THE DAILY TELEGRAPH – 4 OCTOBER 1916

J J GARNER – ‘DRAPER EXTRAORDINAIRE’

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SHOP FRONT

ROMANCE OF A VILLAGE SHOP

DIARY ENTRIES (1) 1903 – 1941

DIARY ENTRIES (2) STAFF AND OLNEY PEOPLE

DIARY ENTRIES (3) WW2 & SHOPS IN THE MARKET PLACE

CONNECTIONS WITH POET COWPER

JUBILEE OF THE BUSINESS

CHURCH HONOURS

MR J J GARNER’S FUNERAL

THE LATER YEARS

OLNEY ROLLER MILLS AND THE GUDGIN FAMILY

OLNEY ROLLER MILL AND THE GUDGIN FAMILY – PREFACE

ALBERT GUDGIN & HIS FAMILY AT OLNEY MILL

MESSRS A GUDGIN & CO – COWPER ROLLER MILLS

J W & E SOWMAN LTD – IRONMONGERS, ETC., ETC.

INTRODUCTION TO PART 1, THE FIRST 50 YEARS (1880s TO 1930s)

ESTABLISHING THE BUSINESS

THE SOWMAN FAMILY TREE

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ARTICLE – 1922

EXTRACT FROM OLIVER RATCLIFF’S 1907 ALMANAC

SPONSORS AND PARENTS

BROTHER FOUNDERS

THE TRIMMER CONNECTION

FOUNDER’S CHILDREN

THE COWPER SCHOOL

EARLY EMPLOYEES

FIRM’S DINNERS, VISITS AND SHOWS

EARLY ADVERTISING AND NOTICES

SOWMANS IS SOLD

INTRODUCTION TO PART 2, POST WW2 TO THE 1960S (& TO 1984)

LIFE IN THE OFFICE

THE BUSINESS

THE MAIN SHOPS

OTHER OUTLETS AND STORES

AND FINALLY

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