Bliss Tweed Mill: Prosecuted Strikers/Supporters, 1914

CN = Chipping Norton

Name Address Age Started Work at Bliss Mill Occupation Sentence Re-engaged
Walter Bowen 1 Finsbury Place, CN 25 Baker (his father, John,
was a striker)
Bound over 12 months John Bowen re-engaged 06/11/1916
Annie Cooper 16 Spring Street, CN 50 About 1888 Machine Feeder 14 days No
Charles A Dixon 4 London Road, CN 21 About 1905 Yarn Store Hand Bound over 12 months No
John (Jack) Gee 3 Kimberly Place, West Street, CN 29 About 1897 Wool Dying Bound over 12 months No
Herbert Griffin 20 Worcester Road, CN 44 About 1884 Pattern Weaver Bound over 12 months No
William Hieatt 45 Spring Street, CN 22 About 1904 Gas Stoker Bound over 12 months No
William Hitchman (Formerly of 16 Guildhall Place) 27 About 1897 Labourer Bound over 12 Months No
Thomas Horwood 64 The Leys, CN 42 Building Labourer (his
daughter Gertrude (18) was a striker
21 days hard labour No
Bert Reeves 18 Burford Road 16 About 1910 Mill Hand wool spinner Bound over 12 months No
Charles Simms 6 Goddards’ Lane 25 About 1901 Woolcleaner Bound over 12 months No
Percy Spencer 47 Rock Hill, CN 16 About 1910 Labourer Bound over 12 months No
Thomas Winnett The Leys, CN 38 About 1890 Hand Loom Weaver Bound over 12 months No

Bliss Tweed Mill: List of those employees who were re-engaged by the company following the strike of the 18 December 1913. It doesn’t include those strikers who were never taken back (compiled by Mike Richardson, Bristol Radical History Group, 2013).

CN = Chipping Norton

Name Address Born Occupation Started Work at Bliss Mill Re-engaged
Ada Burden 17 The Leys, CN 28/06/1876 Burling 1890 10/01/1914
Edith Coggins 2 Alfred Terrace, CN 28/08/1895 Burling 1909 10/01/1914
James Brain 8 Churchill Rd, CN 05/11/1861 Dyeing 1884 21/01/1914
Fred Burden 9 Distons Lane, CN 17/01/1861 Wool Oiling 1872 21/01/1914
Leonard Wearing ? 12/10/1887 Engine Tenter 1906 21/01/1914
Kate Wallington Salford nr CN 03/08/1894 Weaving 1907 22/01/1914
Phoebe Burden 14 Distons Lane, CN 10/09/1855 Specking ? 12/02/1914
William Padley 4 Albion Place, CN 15/07/1888 Spinning 1902 17/02/1914
Laura Abel nee Wallington Salford nr CN 23/11/1889 Burling 1903 18/02/1914
Alice Withers 4 Worcester Road, CN 27/01/1892 Weaving 1907 23/02/1914
William Burden 9 Distons Lane, CN 22/07/1890 Spinning 1905 02/03/1914
Arthur Withers 4 Worcester Road, CN 06/11/1893 Tuner 1907 03/03/1914
02/05/1916
Maude Withers 4 Worcester Road, CN 03/07/1897 Carding 1911 04/03/1914
Constance Withers 4 Worcester Road, CN 10/11/1898 Spinning 1912 04/03/1914
Alfred Randle 72 West End, Kingham 1879 P’ce Scouring 1897 24/03/1914
Florence Clarke 41 Distons Lane, CN 15/09/1884 Carding ? 30/03/1914
Frank Keen 25 Albion St, CN 10/12/1883 Gas Plant 1901 30/03/1914
Walter Keen 10 Finsbury Place New Street 11/08/1851 Dyeing 1872 30/03/1914
Henry Keen 32 Rock Hill, CN 13/11/1881 Spinning 1895 30/03/1914
Charlotte Powell Blue Row Over Norton 19/04/1898 Weaving 1911 01/04/1914
Thomas Gray 23 Burford Rd, CN 31/12/1894 Winder 1908 06/04/1914
Elsie (Rosina) Clarke 10 Summerton Place, CN 27/09/1896 Weaving 1911 07/04/1914
Eliza Gunston 55 New St, CN 15/02/1869 Cloth Finisher 1885 06/05/1914
Lilian Paintin 3 Pembridge Terrace Worcester Road, CN 12/03/1898 Weaving 1912 11/05/1914
Emily Padley 30 Worcester Rd, CN 20/12/1895 Weaving 1910 11/05/1914
Gertrude Shepard 1 Gloster Villas, Worcester Road 29/03/1898 Weaving 1912 11/05/1914
Percival Padley 30 Worcester Rd, CN 17/06/1893 Tuner 1907 14/05/1914
01/05/1916
Ada Gee 3 Kimberley Place West Street, CN 10/12/1893 Weaving 1907 25/05/1914
Eva Webb 17 Rock Hill, CN 03/01/1888 Weaving 1902 25/05/1914
Winfred Webb 17 Rock Hill, CN 15/06/1896 Weaving 1910 25/05/1914
Emily Shepard 36 Rock Hill, Windmill Terrace, CN 23/06/1876 Weaving 1890 26/05/1914
Nora Shepard 36 Rock Hill, Windmill Terrace, CN 28/06/1893 Weaving 1907 26/05/1914
Elizabeth Simkins 44 Rock Hill, CN 05/12/1889 Weaver Tier On 1903 27/05/1914
Eliza Ackerman 26 Spring Street, CN 21/10/1883 Specking 1901 01/06/1914
Eliza Hathaway ? 02/10/1883 Specking 1902 01/06/1914
Ethel Empson 3 Burford Road, CN 19/03/1882 Weaving 1895 02/06/1914
Emily Meades 4 Pembridge Terrace, Worcester Rd, CN 28/11/1880 Weaving 1899 03/06/1914
Ada Bond Salford Nr, CN 23/10/1872 Burling 1885 04/06/1914
Ruth Bolter Salford Nr, CN 19/09/1880 Specking 1900 04/06/1914
Annie Holtham 24 Distons Lane, CN 14/10/1880 Burling 1895 07/06/1914
John Allen 3 Church lane, CN 01/12/1877 Spinning 1893 08/06/1914
James Moulder 34 Over Norton, CN 20/09/1897 Spinning 1911 08/06/1914
Edith Padley ? 09/04/1884 Spinning 1898 08/06/1914
Annie Lardner 14 Alexandra Sq, CN 24/04/1863 Burling 1877 09/06/1914
Vera Padley 30 Worcester Rd, CN 15/09/1891 Weaving 1905 29/06/1914
Fred Woodward 34 Worcester Road, CN 17/03/1881 P’ce Drying 1895 29/06/1914
Fred Shepard 36 Rock Hill, Windmill Terrace, CN 17/04/1888 Yarn Stores 1901 30/06/1914
Susan Moulder 31 Village, Over Norton 27/03/1894 Weaving 1910 ?/08/1914
John Reeves 58 New Street, CN 08/12/1870 Wool Oiling 1883 05/09/1914
Thomas Guy 5 Worcester Road, CN 12/03/1857 Fireman 1873 21/09/1914
George Sandles 32 Over Norton 07/04/1861 Dyeing 1875 05/10/1914
John Gibbs 13 Alfred Terrace, CN 06/04/1882 Millwright 1902 12/10/1914
Violet Bond ? 14/02/1886 Weaving 1899 ?/10/1914
Ernest Cox Distons Lane, CN 25/12/1870 Gas engine Tenter 1881 14/10/1914
Ernest Betteridge Over Norton 21/04/1873 Carding 1887 02/11/1914
James Grantham 25 Burford Road, CN 09/03/1860 P’ce scouring 1872 11/11/1914
Violet Rose Cooks Lane, Salford 05/05/1896 Doubling 1910 13/01/1915
Harriet Hitchcox 3 The Green, CN 31/12/1875 Specking 1992 ?/01/1915
Lily Shepard 1 Gloster Villas, Worcester Road, CN 10/05/1884 Weaving 1901 22/03/1915
Hilda Woodward 4 Kings Head Yard, CN 23/11/1893 Weaving 1910 27/03/1915
Beatrice Wiggins 3 Victoria Place, CN 17/12/1894 Weaving 1908 10/01/1916
Florence Coleman ? 03/01/1895 Specking 1909 11/01/1916
Rachel Sandalls Over Norton 11/08/1856 Carding 1872 12/01/1916
Sarah Lane 2 Alexandra Sq, CN 14/05/1870 Doubling 1884 21/01/1916
Lily Smith ? 07/01/1891 Weaving 1905 24/01/1916
Henry Coleman 35 Spring Street, CN 25/10/1855 Carding 1870 24/01/1916
Florence Padley 30 Worcester Rd, CN 15/06/1898 Weaving 1914 (?) 24/01/1916
Frank Lewis 9 Kings Head, Yard, CN 20/12/1884 Wool Scouring 1898 24/01/1916
Lily Lane 2 Alexandra Sq, CN 07/01/1891 Burling 1905 24/01/1916
Ursula Silva Hone
Bunting
Railway Inn 39, New Street, CN 16/05/1900 ? ? 25/01/1916
Maria Cooper 2 Spring Place, CN 13/01/1861 Doubling 1871 31/01/1916
Lily Webb ? 26/10/1895 Doubling 1909 10/02/1916
S. Hanks ? 08/11/1997 Carding ? 21/02/1916
Archibald Townsend 2 Lodge Terrace, CN 03/10/1875 Spinning 1891 21/02/1916
Mabel Pratt 1 Pembridge Terrace, CN 24/09/1895 Weaving 1911 28/02/1916
Arthur Crane 8 Lodge Terrace, CN 27/10/1894 Finishing (Warehouse) 1909 29/02/1916
Hilda Wallington Salford, nr CN 20/03/1896 Specking 1911 04/03/1916
Peter Gardner 34 Worcester Road, CN (1901) 25/03/1849 Crushing Wool Before 1891 a Loom Tuner 1899 13/03/1916
Lilian Payne ? 28/05/1900 Weaving 1914 (?) 05/04/1916
Lily Harris 2 Blue Anchor Court, CN 19/06/1896 Spinning 1908 10/07/1916
Rose Sale 6 West End, CN 14/11/1896 Weaving 1911 21/07/1916
John Bowen 1 Finsbury Place, CN 11/10/1854 Willying (cleansing wool) 1902 06/11/1916
George Woodward 4 Kings Head, Yard, CN 17/02/1881 Fulling Mill 1906 08/11/1916
Kate Betteridge 38 Rock Hill, CN 26/01/1895 Weaving ? 29/11/1916
Edith Harris 47 Distons Lane, CN 19/06/1896 Weaving 1910 01/12/1916
Lizzie Hurst ? 11/01/1879 Weaving ? 07/12/1916
Joseph Guy 5 Worcester Road, CN 03/01/1891 Carding 1905 16/02/1917
Selina Mercer ? 07/04/1884 Weaving ? 19/02/1917
Lily Wallington ? 14/02/1883 Burling ? 19/02/1917
Gertrude Rose ? 03/05/1890 Weaving ? 19/02/1917
Minnie Hannis 1 Paradise Terrace, CN 26/02/1895 Weaving Before 1911 21/02/1917
E.E. Bartlett 31/08/1889 Wool Room ? 21/04/1917
Henry Spencer 47 Rock Hill, CN 23/08/1859 Wool Room Before 1881 21/04/1917
Annie Marshall The Leys, CN 29/10/1881 Weaving ? 13/12/1917

1 Comment

  1. I was delighted to come across this pure by chance, listing the name of Charles Archibald Dixon. He was the Grandfather of my former husband and I have researched the family and knew of his involvement with the Bliss Mill Strike but did not know about the prosecution

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