Here’s something you don’t often see. A job description for the construction of two local houses in 1892, by local builder Enoch Pagett. I wonder if a volunteer from the audience would like to transcribe these?
Located by reader, writer and local history dynamo David Evans, the owners have kindly allowed them to be shared here. To Mr. & Mrs. Lynk I offer my immense gratitude. These are remarkable documents and I’m very proud and appreciative of the chance to share them here. It’s great to have such generous readers.
Please find attached a document which may be of great local interest. It is a job specification for building two houses in Lindon Road, Brownhills. I believe the houses may still exist.
The original document is very fragile and is handwritten on pale blue paper, and is dated 1892.
I am extremely grateful to Mr and Mrs Bryan Lynk for letting me offer this . A recent blog article showed an interesting war-time pencil case, complete with a nib. This document, with its contemporary spelling and handwriting, gives a fascinating glimpse into Walsall Wood in the late Victorian times.
Sadly the Wheel Inn is now boarded. I is interesting to note that the builder was a miner, and that his family name will be well-known to many local people here and in Brownhills West and Norton Canes.
With my kind regards and appreciation of all your ongoing endeavours in your blog site.