Saturday, June 7, 2014

Did Gladys pack seeds for Samuel Ryder (of Ryder Cup fame)?

Packing seeds at Ryders (St Albans Museum picture)
St Albans

In the early 20th century the Wilson family lived at 5 Queen Street, St Albans, and in 1928 Gladys died, the death certificate showing that she has worked packing seeds. Maggie wanted to know whether she worked for Samuel Ryder. While there were four seed merchants listed for St Albans at the time Samuel Ryder was by far the biggest and she probably worked him, perhaps packing penny bags of garden seeds.

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