epw041211 ENGLAND (1933).  F. Pratten & Co Horticultural Builders Works and Norton Hill Colliery, Midsomer Norton, 1933


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    Title [EPW041211] F. Pratten & Co Horticultural Builders Works and Norton Hill Colliery, Midsomer Norton, 1933
    Reference EPW041211
    Date May 1933
    Place name MIDSOMER NORTON
    Parish NORTON-RADSTOCK
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 366959,  153505
    Longitude / Latitude -2.4737690160062,  51.279219950523
    National Grid Reference ST670535
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     This is the home of my grand parents, Sydney & Ethel Rogers

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    john
    Sunday 13th of September 2015 04:08:06 AM
    I remember our mother (whose father was Frank Callow)mentioning Mr & Mrs Rogers.

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    Lyn
    Tuesday 6th of October 2015 04:15:58 PM
     Hazel Terrace

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    totoro
    Wednesday 5th of February 2014 10:42:34 PM
     Old Pit Road

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    totoro
    Wednesday 5th of February 2014 10:42:14 PM
     NORTON HILL PIT Sir Frank BEAUCHAMP, owned the Norton Hill pit. This was so profitable that it became known as BEAUCHAMP’s Goldmine. The year 1947 saw the end of private ownership with the nationalisation of the coal industry. The Norton Hill pit closed in 1966. This pit had two "heads", old and new head.

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    totoro
    Wednesday 5th of February 2014 10:39:30 PM
     Charlton Road

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    totoro
    Wednesday 5th of February 2014 10:39:02 PM
     F Pratten and Co History book- They Started Making SHEDS- The rise and fall of the prefabricated building company F. Pratten and Co Ltd. by Barrie Stevens. 2009. 93 pages. (Copies can be found to purchase - or printed to order by Blurb.co.uk). Book description: For 90 years the prefabricated building company F. Pratten & co Ltd was a major employer in the Midsomer Norton area which is situated in a small town south of Bristol in the county of Somerset. The book contains many photographs and covers the history from the start in 1912 to the closure in the mid 1990's. The book includes extracts from some of the old catalogues and memories from some of the ex employees. A selection of aerial photographs taken over the life of the factory clearly shows the developement and growth until the decline started after 1980. Advertisement from June 1928 is taken from Graces Guide, licenced under GnuFDL 1.2, compatible with CC BY SA 3.0 - Creative Commons- Attribution- Share Alike version 3.

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    Wednesday 5th of February 2014 10:09:31 PM

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    User Comment Contributions

    Great to see this picture i was born in this area in 1951, my grand father lived in Hazel Terrace & worked at the pit, & my uncle Gilbert worked at Prattens.

    john
    Tuesday 6th of October 2015 04:14:10 PM
    Lovely to read the comments - my grandparents' surname was Callow and also lived in Hazel Terrace and grandfather (Frank)worked at Haydon pit.

    Lyn
    Tuesday 6th of October 2015 04:14:10 PM