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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

William Ovens

Today we received this fascinating email from Peter Fallon,
Over to Peter...

"Following on from recent blogs of Ashton Bros / Newton Street Hyde.
My great great grandfather William Ovens who lived at 7 Newton Street Hyde, who died in 1910 worked at Ashton Bros for a grand total of 72 years one month which was a record and possibly has not been surpassed in the UK.
Please find attached files with reference to this.

PS Could you please put on your blog a request for anyone who may have photos of Ovens Butchers Shops, there was one on Manchester Rd, one on Mottram Rd also one on Market St.

Kind Regards"




Imagine telling 9 year olds today that they would have to start work and work for 72 years - the mind boggles !!

Many Thanks, Peter !! :)


Hyde Lad said...

Hi I have checked all my directories for references to the surname "Ovens" and come up with the following:-
Sarah Ann Ovens shopkeeper
15 Back Lane 1914
James Ovens Draper
12 Clarendon Place 1874-1878
James Ovens Tripe Dresser
133 George St 1888
Samuel Ovens Butcher
2 Hyde Lane 1869-1896
James Ovens Milliner
12 Hyde Lane 1883-1888
James Ovens Butcher
37 Mottram Road 1888-1902
Brooks Ovens Butcher
37 Mottram Road 1914
Gertrude Ovens Butcher
37 Mottram Road 1928

Hope this is of some use

Anonymous said...

peter, could you please show more photos of bostom motor company, many thanks

westarsteve said...

also peter have you anymore pictures of the ritz cinema inside before it was demolished please

Anonymous said...

Barry in Oz. Looking at the original photo taken by S Searls of Market Street got me wondering. After Searls closed down, what would have happened to all the negatives of the thousands of photo's that were taken ? Or were there no negatives ?

red-man-red-man said...

Hey , William Ovens is my 3rd Grand Uncle

The others that Hyde Lad has listed are also my relatives, what is the source of that info by the way. I greatly appreciate the Pictures of William, and the articles.

Norman Ovens - redman.squared@gmail.com
Michigan USA

Hello Hometown !