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Chair-making in Holcombe Rogus

Postby Big Andy » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:43 pm


In the 185o's there were numerous chair-makers in the small village of Holcombe Rogus in Devon :-

Jas. Scott
John Tooze
William Tooze

WILLIAM WARREN
Thomas Tristram,

to name but a few

It seems strange to me to see so many chair-makers in the one small village.

William Warren was one of my ancestors and I would be fascinated to know what sort of chairs he was making and to try to understand what was going on in that village. It seems to have been a chair-making centre for some reason and I can't work out why.

If anyone can throw some light on this, I would appreciate it.

Big Andy
 
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