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Vanoord

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Mountsorrel Granite Quarry Query
Posted: 14/03/2012 15:28:36
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A query received via email - can anyone cast any light please?

I am interested to know if there are records of employees dating back to the early 1800’s?

Of particular interest is a James Woodhouse who in the 1841 & ’51 Census was described as a ’Boatman’, and 1861 as a Granite worker, I have a birth year of 1811/12.

Any information you can give would be of great interest.

Thank you.


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Mountsorrel Granite Quarry Query
Posted: 14/03/2012 18:40:09
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Mountsorrel granite was carried by water - the nearby Grand Union Canal Leicester section - and the company appears to have had its own boats. Later it had rail connections from the Midland and the Great Central - the former line is now a conveyor and the latter is partly restored by the GC heritage line. The recent operator was Redland but is now Lafarge. IP: 93.97.126.165 Edited: 14/03/2012 19:55:24 by NickPeak
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