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    does anyone have any pics of the milner safe factory in liverpool.
    the reason i want a pics is that the milner's are my part of my family. or any info would be good.

    thanx

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    Hi
    My grandad worked for Milner's about 1920-30's (I think). They had a factory in Smithdown Road. On a 1928 map there is a Milner Street, off Aigburth St, next to the factory. It got bombed in 1940 and they moved (see article about "Pearsons" on this forum (about page4) in 2007.
    They also had a shop in Lord Street (a photo of the front of this shop is in Paul Bolger's book "Postcard Photographers Pt3" on page31).

    John

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    The Milner safe factory is in the background.


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    thanx for that the only part of the milners safe factory i knew was in speke. mr gr gr gr grandfarther was henry d milner and he was manager of the liverpool branch. and also my uncle's the dobies worked there till the end. anyone else who knows any more info that would be good.

    cheers runcorn_lad

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    The Pearsons Book is still in progress. I spoke to the MD not too long ago who has been in and out of hospital with serious heart trouble. Other members of his family have also had serious personal problems too so I wished them all a speedy recovery.

    The website is still work in progress but I have some very hi res pictures of the whole area which I am unable to show due to copyright. Once the book is out, and copyright is lifted, I may be able to get permission to send you a hi-res picture of the factory.

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    Default Thomas Milner & Son

    I wonder whether anybody can direct me to a history of Thomas Milner & Son? I first became interested because I am descended from Thomas Milner, through his son William, then William's daughter Jane, who married Daniel Ratcliff. But now that the genealogy is established I find the Milners so interesting that I want to know more.

    It appears that William, who presumably must be due a lot of the credit for building the company up, died in 1874 and may well have retired from the business before that. Did he have a son and, if so, did that son take over the company? If not, who ran it after William?

    Another question is whether Daniel Ratcliff, who was making safes in Liverpool in the 1860s, was working for Milners or for another company.

    Any help very much appreciated.

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