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05-03-2009, 2:00 AM
Has anyone any tips on how I might Google the occupation of cooper in Bermondsey? All I get (unsurprisingly!) is a host of people with the surname Cooper when what I am hoping to find is an insight into the life of my ancestor, John Robbins, who lived in Bermondsey and worked as a cooper!
Any advice would be much appreciated - thank you.
05-03-2009, 8:36 AM
Try adding a word like adze to your search - a tool used by coopers!
05-03-2009, 9:06 AM
website of old occupations:
Made or repaired vessels made of wooden staves & hoops, such as casks, barrels, tubs, etc.
And some other sites to try, some with more on cooper .
http://www.rootsweb.com/~engsts/potters1.html Pottery industry specific
http://www.jbsumner.com/pages/brewinghistory/glossary.html Brewing industry specific
05-03-2009, 9:36 AM
You could try some of the following phrases. It's worthwhile searching under both 'the web' and 'pages from the UK'. I've used the 19th century as an example.
- 19th century Bermondsey occupations
- historical Bermondsey occupations
- online resources bermondsey 19th century occupations
- pdf bermondsey 19th century occupations
- history coopering
06-03-2009, 12:00 AM
Thank you! I think I am going to be busy for a while!
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