William Hazledine

     William Hazledine's shop was at the bottom of Brettell Lane, on the noth side, on land now occupied by the Lidl store. The shop can be identified by the barbers pole, which shows up on all three pictures. William Edwin was born in 1865 at Stamber Mill, where his father, Edwin, was a Harness Maker. The 1881 census shows that William had also gone into the family trade, next door was his grandfather, John, who is described as a Harness Manufacturer.

     William wed 24 year old Miriam Worrall of Brettell Lane in 1890 at Holy Trinity Church, Wordsley, but the 1891 census shows them in the shop in the Lane with sons Sydney aged 8 years (born Stamber Mill), and Edwin aged 5 years (born Brettell Lane), plus newly arrived Louisa aged 3 months. By 1901, Sydney and Edwin had joined the business and were working as Hairdressers. They were Grocers, Tobacconists and Hairdressers, and the contents of the windows are fascinating.

     

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