Leaving Part 8, we find more letters here and a bonus ten questions !! Aren’t you lucky ?!!
Letter 36, from Inquirer (sic) was written on New Year’s Day, wishing Happy New Year to his Old Ilkeston mates, and suggesting an Easter reunion. Which brings us to Letter 37 .. another one from John Cartwright, dated May 5th 1893.
And here is your picture question.
This is a portrait of Samuel Richards (1828-1901) who for nearly all his working life was a grocer in Cotmanhay. He was the older surviving son of Samuel and Mary (nee Bostock).
Like his father, Samuel junior started work in the coal trade, but, aged 22, he had a serious accident while sinking a pit shaft and thenceforward worked in the grocery and provisions business.
Can you link him to John Mellor, nearly all his working life a butcher in South Street, and who is mentioned by John Cartwright in his letter (number 37 above) ?
Onto Part 10 ?