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  • JosephJames    as a Dickens fan you may have noticed that my picture is of Mr & Mrs Sowerberry, the undertakers to whom Oliver Twist was apprenticed. Note the coffins in the background and the coffin shaped snuff box in his hand.As for Aamon, I …
  • The curtain comes down for William Wilson Cecil. Articles in              Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencier  8th July 1867and this one from                                        Liverpool Mail 13th July  1867On the 5th instant at New Bath Hot…
  • The end of the line for this branch of the Wilson family. Sheffield Independent  23rd June 1855.High School, Stonegrave, Westbourne, Sheffield.The following young gentleman obtained prizes, in their respective classes at the close of the session end…
  • I have found a magazine article from  "The Sphere    25th June 1960"Shops for Gentleman No 7It actually gives the pronunciations in the article.Peter Fribourg     pronounced  FREEBOURG Gottlieb Augustus Treyer    pronounced TRAYER So we have        …
  • Nice Site.Ditto  50ft-trad .              1lb drums ?         F&T tin size? Grand Cairo good news Shame about WoS Princes going.
  • ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS   12 NOVEMBER 1864.DEATHS.On the 26th. ult., at Eccleshall ,  near Banner Cross, Shefield.  Edwin Cecil Esq.,  in the 46th year of his age, of carbuncle on the head.  His loss is deeply regretted by his wife and only child (a…
  • Thanks cpmcdill for Eliza's year of death.      From the year of death I was able to find a little more about her.Looking at The National Burial Index I find her back at Eccleshall, Yorkshire.  The entry reads as follows.............................…
  •  I now regret that I didn't buy the Wilsons book when I had the chance.    Eliza and Edwin sound  like characters from a Charles Dickens book.     The couple that I have in mind are Mr and Mrs Lammle  in "Our Mutual Friend."     In the book they hav…
  • Hello AamonThe way that I read the records and press cuttings is as follows....William Wilson (snuff maker) is the father of  Eliza WilsonJoseph Heald Cecil is the father of Edwin CecilEliza and Edwin marry and have a son William.   They give Willia…
  • A quick search on the web for Juniper Green Mills or Juniper Green Snuff Factory will reveal some interesting articles and old pictures.One article tells how the waters from the river were taken upstream to supply Edinburgh and this had drastic cons…
  • Illustrated London News 10th November 1866.NOTICE.-YOUNG MR CECIL IS NOT LOST, but away for many years from painful family circumstances.Mr William Wilson Cecil was confirmed at the Parish Church of Sheffield on 2nd October last, attained at his 23r…
  • A book was written about the Wilsons.    "The Wilsons of Sharrow, The Snuff Makers of Sheffield" by  M.H.F.Chaytor.   I once had a chance to skim through it in a bookshop but not enough readies to buy it. At the time it was quite pricey.    I tried …
  • I don't know where you live but in the UK we have sites that you can subscribe to , to look up your family history.     When I say subscribe , I mean you have to pay for a years membership.Two such sites are   Find My Past    and   Ancestry UK.They …
  • Just had a look at the combined site of Gawith Hoggarth and Samuel Gawith.Samuel Gawith  London Brown is still listed.
  • Sounds like you have to be on a trampoline to make it leak, so I think it would still be suitable for me.
  • Thank you for the photographs.It looks a lot bigger alongside the tins than their website leads you to believe it is.Nice to see it has the sealing walls soldered inside the lid.  I saw a similar box recently that didn't have these and the lid just …
  • Know we know what happened I think it is time to put this one to bed.Thank you all.Topic closed
  • Just looked at The Battle of Vigo Bay on Wikepedia.It took place on 23rd October 1702.Makes for very interesting reading,   real boys adventure stuff.The funny bit was when a fire ship laden with snuff blew up alongside HMS Torbay and the resulting …
  • Hello  AamonJust noticed your question.The original small poster reads as follows, NATIONAL SNUFF FORTNIGHT1st - 14th  JUNE 1987 MAKE FRIENDS WITH SNUFF HERE and a small photo in the middle with three hands vying to dib into a snuff box. Cheers. 
  • In the very same booklet that started me off with my questions, there is an historical chapter written by M.H.F.Chaytor, Managing Director of Wilsons & Co. (Sharrow)."The man in the street first began to be fully aware of the pleasure of snuff-t…
  • Hello Psicko ,   reviving National Snuff Fortnight would be a great Idea.  If a fortnight was a bit excessive,  National Snuff Day would be a great boost to the moral of the UK and EU snuff taking community after all the bad news we have had of late…
  • I think common sense is required about using tobacco snuff in public.I read a few years ago about a chap from England sitting with his family in a foreign airport, in hotter climes.He openly whipped out his tin of snuff and indulged in a few pinches…
  • I have never been able to smell very well.  I put it down to the poor English teachers we had at school.When writing letters I find the smell checker on my computer is very helpful.
  • $1.00 worth of EXPIRED loyalty points !Well I have learned something now.      Not worth putting pen to paper or finger to keyboard for that.Don't knock the one dollar though.  With the UK Pound to Dollar exchange rate going the way it is, I will pr…
  • Hello miamimark.You have a genuine valid point about non contributing  whiner threads and extortionists.I wouldn't dare to put the original poster into that category and in no way should this be taken as a slurr against him.Extortionists must  be on…
  • I will second the S.Gawith   Black Rappee  and   London Brown.Don't take Black Rappee if you are going out.   Your nose looks as though you desperately need the services of a good chimney sweep,    Lord knows what the neighbours think of my personal…
  • Hello 50ft trad.Thanks for that.    I have been through all the posts in that topic twice before I sent up the distress rocket.I think I must be loosing my marbles and going down with oldtimers disease. 8-|
  • Going a little off topic here.I read the other day in an encyclopaedia dating from around 1900 that ammonia is actually added to snuff to act as a preservative.I always thought that it was a natural by product of the snuff making process.Does anyone…
  • That perished rubber seal must have been off an old Kilner jar.  Kilners are the old british equivelant of Mason jars, not sure if Kilners are still made today.  All the new jars that I have looked at recently have had silicon rubber seals, much mor…
  • That's all my  250g tubs  transferred to glass now.I now have about a fifteen Fribourg and Treyer  in the original aluminium tubes and half a dozen Wilsons of Sharrow in 25g steel tins to put into long term storage.I have heard of rusty tins and pow…