View Full Version : What sort of establishment is this please ???

Val wish Id never started
04-06-08, 21:17
1871 census
Anne L Mills aged 16 born Brompton
Think it says apprentice as occupation
RG10 136 85 41 GSU Roll 823291
I must be missing something cant work out what sort of place it is thanks

Merry Monty Montgomery
04-06-08, 21:33
256 Royal St.

It looks like one of those lodging houses for the workers of a drapery company.

Merry Monty Montgomery
04-06-08, 21:41
Or is it 256 Regent St?

Merry Monty Montgomery
04-06-08, 21:42
It is Regent St. I checked on the 1881.

Val wish Id never started
04-06-08, 21:59
thanks Merry she had a daughter while unmarried who was adopted by my lot wondered what sort of place that was ??

Merry Monty Montgomery
04-06-08, 22:49
Where was the daughter actually born? If it was "there" then her employers might have taken a very dim view. Maybe they said she could keep her job if she got rid of the child??

Val wish Id never started
04-06-08, 23:16
the daughter was born in Westminster her mother was only 13 when she had her

05-06-08, 09:39
I've had a look through some newspapers and 256 Regent Street is none other than Peter Robinson's, silk merchants. One of the famous Victorian shops which occupied Regent Street and Oxford Street. I would say that all these people listed at the address were the shop workers who lived on the premises.

I know the building was rebuilt at some time in the 19th/20th century so I do not know whether this picture is the old or new building. It may be worth researching to see if you can find a view from the outside of the premises.
Photo Search - peter robinson's - Jamd (http://www.jamd.com/search?assettype=g&assetid=77683455&text=%2522peter+robinson%2527s%2522)
Back entrance to Regent Street.
Photo Search - sitecacheviewimagescom peter robinson's - Jamd (http://www.jamd.com/search?assettype=g&assetid=3400841&text=+site%3Acache.viewimages.com+%2522peter+robin son%2527s%2522)

05-06-08, 10:27
Here's some more images, but again I don't know if this is the old or new building.
Peter Robinson Stores, London, 1891. - ILN Prints (http://www.ilnprints.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=4288)

Val wish Id never started
05-06-08, 10:44
Keldon thats amazing you are clever thanks very much , and why didnt I think of googling???

05-06-08, 10:50
Thanks Val. I should clarify that they were c.1871 newspapers so the street numbering is accurate for that time.