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Postby oscar64 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:18 am

Can anyone help me work out this fathers occupation in my great grandfathers birth certificate from 1920
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Re: Fathers occupation

Postby ksouthall » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:50 am

It looks a bit like "slip plater's helper ex army."

I'm not sure what a slip plater was though. Is there any evidence he had previously been in the army?
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Re: Fathers occupation

Postby ianc60 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:17 am

My great grandfather was a 'Skip Maker'....which was a woven basket maker...maybe it's something like that....or maybe a Ship Plater..in a shipyard.


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Fathers occupation

Postby brunes08 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:00 pm

It looks like ship's plater's helper to me. My late mother-in-law's father was a ship's plater. The plater would take large sheets of steel to build or repair the outer skin of a ship. The plates were then riveted to the frame. It was very hard work and heavy so the plater would need an assistant - hence the helper. It might help us to help you if you could provide the location of the family eg is it a dockyard area?
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Re: Fathers occupation

Postby oscar64 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:10 pm

Thanks they were from Liverpool so makes sense


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