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Discussion in 'More Shropshire Resources' started by Zojo, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Zojo

    Zojo LostCousins Member

    Do you suspect that your ancestors may have been involved in quarrying or limeworks in the Llanymynech area of Shropshire? I am creating a database of the limemen and rockmen (one woman so far) of the area and may be able to help.
    The database also covers Pant and Crickheath
  2. TimE

    TimE LostCousins Star

    My 2 x great grandfather Edward Onions lived in Llanyblodwell and on the 1871 census is shown as a Stone Quarry Labourer. In 1881 his profession is given as Quarryman, lime (as are his neighbours). By 1881 he is shown as a general labourer but living in Sweeney. Do you have him in your database?
  3. Zojo

    Zojo LostCousins Member

    I have concentrated on the quarry workers on Llanymynech Hill so don't have your Edward who more likely worked at the Nant Mawr , Porth y Waen or Llynclys quarries. This last is the closest to Sweeney and is still going, run by Lafarge Tarmac. I'll make a note of his name and keep on the lookout for him (and put him on my database)

    You might find some maps and photographs of interest here . If you look under 'villages' you'll find pics of Llanyblodwel.
  4. Zojo

    Zojo LostCousins Member

    For general information about Llanymynech, the limeworks and interesting old photos go to here.
  5. TimE

    TimE LostCousins Star

    Zojo, thanks for the links. If I get any more info about my ancestor I will let you know
  6. DeeD

    DeeD New Member

    Hello Zojo
    I have recently joined the Forum and saw your post regarding your database. I have DITCHERs and TREVORs who were from Pant and Llanymynech, and who worked as limestone quarrymen. Do you have these names in your database? Many thanks.

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