+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Knowledgeable and helpful
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Parbold, Lancashire
    Posts
    706
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked 365 Times in 305 Posts

    Default Unusual Occupation or Unusual Location?

    From the 1911 Census in Chorley:

    Hooker in Bleach Works

    Peter

  2. #2
    Super Moderator - Completely bonkers and will never change. Pam Downes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    (now) Sussex, England
    Posts
    7,263
    Thanks
    1,835
    Thanked 1,698 Times in 1,381 Posts

    Default

    I've found two descriptions for the job. The first one is the blindingly obvious -
    A person that hooks or uses hooks, e.g. in woollen or cotton industry.

    The second is still connected to textiles -
    Textile mill worker operating machinery which laid out fabric in uniform folds to required length.

    Pam
    Vulcan XH558 - “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

  3. #3
    Reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    16,435
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 2,698 Times in 2,317 Posts

    Default

    The 1881 census lists hundreds of people with an occupation of "hooker". Not so unusual, perhaps.

  4. #4
    Name well known on Brit-Gen
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Cheshire UK
    Posts
    4,857
    Thanks
    491
    Thanked 1,470 Times in 1,354 Posts

  5. #5
    Loves to help with queries emmteeyess's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Sunderland
    Posts
    254
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 129 Times in 104 Posts

    Default

    (blowing my own trumpet a bit, but -)
    This was a thread on here about strange occupations or their transcriptions anyway - https://www.british-genealogy.com/th...rasnscriptions...

    Cheers, MTS

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to emmteeyess For This Useful Post:

    elsinore (01-02-2018)

  7. #6
    Super Moderator christanel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Wairarapa New Zealand
    Posts
    9,080
    Thanks
    2,510
    Thanked 2,439 Times in 2,280 Posts

    Default

    Unusual Occupation or Unusual Location?
    I like your sense of humour Peter.

    Christina
    Sometimes paranoia is just having all the facts.
    William Burroughs

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to christanel For This Useful Post:

    elsinore (01-02-2018)

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Select a file: