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    Thumbs up H Hunt & Son Windsor St Liverpool

    hi, small world with the net.

    I have managed to salvage a wooden gym bench from the undergrowth, woodlice and wood worm. The bench is a what I would describe as a typical school bench. The original metal plate is still attached and reads: Hunt & Son 89-93 Windsor St Liverpool with a central motif (HHS). From looking at Google street map Windsor St has changed considerably but I would like to know if the business is still going or if anyone knew them. They may like to know the bench is currently in Saltford between Bath and Bristol.

    The top piece of wood and metal fittings are in good condition but one leg is missing and the other has suffered from woodworm however a little TLC and it will be a good as new.

    That's the trouble with the NET it allows us to research the weirdest of items. I probably wouldn't have bothered but someone left their bloody name on it?????? not that I have any ideas about returning it!!!!!!!! But it would be nice to hear if anyone remembers the firm etc just a little bit of history would be good. So go on ask your grannies and grampy's?

    It will be put to good use as I salvaged it for my under 13 football teams circuit training although they may not be too impressed after 1000 sit ups or step ups.

    Any piece of information would be gratefully received

    Thanks


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    Hi Andy, a warm welcome aboard. Hopefully someone will come to your aid.

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    Ringo Star worked for a cabinet makers in Windsor St. I think it is the same company. They issued a patent for a an improved castor in 1955 - about the time Ringo worked for them, if he did. He may have made the bench.
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    Thumbs up WOW

    How do I contact him he could sign it and perhaps show me a dove tail joint.

    Thank you for the response so far

    This Internet Is Great!!!!!

    Andy

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    Default i've Got Abit of History In My Garden

    I found it on Ringo Starr Homepage look!!!!!

    "Ritchie took a messenger job with the British Railroad, but had to quit when he failed the medical exam. He next worked as a barman on a boat that traveled between Liverpool and Wales, but he was fired when he turned up for work in an inebriated state and lipped off to his boss. Finally, when he was seventeen, he took a job at Henry Hunt and Son's engineering firm as an apprentice joiner."

    I am absolutely chuffed what a find it just encourages me to restore it properly. I'm glad I saved it now.

    Thank you Waterways.

    Any other information or photographs of the shop would be brilliant.

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    I remember them. I think they closed down in the 1970s. They were on the east side of Windsor Street near to the junction of Warwick Street. I recall the kitchen cabinets they made. Some were stand alone and they were getting into the fitted stuff too.

    I'm sure I have seen a picture of them around.
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