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Emily Blagg

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Emily Blagg nee Stevens (1863-1935) Chairman of Blagg and Johnson.[1] Also part owner of Newark Brick Co

1863 Born the son of William Stevens, a Builder Foreman Excavator.

1883 She moved with her family to Newark from Cheshire.

1906 Married at Hulme to William Thomas Blagg (1872-1919), a Cattle Dealer.

1911 Her husband is listed at 12 Stodman Street, Newark with his widow mother Emma.[2]

1935 April 07th. Died, of 131 Lime Grove, Newark-on-Trent. Probate to Walter William Stevens, company director, and Louisa Harriet Stanley (wife of John Stanley). (Probate to her brother and sister).


1935 Obituary.[3]

The death has occurred after long illness of Mrs. Emily Blagg, of Limegrove, Newark. Mrs. Blagg was particularly capable business woman and at one time did good deal or house building, especially of working-class dwellings. She was responsible for the development of the Lime-grove area and of the Park, London-road, Newark. Mrs. Blagg built the first cinema in Newark, The Kinema, Balderton-gate. which was afterwards sold to a company.

Later she purchased the Chauntry, a historic residence in Appleton-gate, which site demolished, and on the site built the Palace Theatre, which is now with the Kinema the property of Newark Cinemas, Ltd.

The Park and the Chauntry Estate was purchased from Mrs. Blagg by the County Council and on it they built the Technical College.

Mrs. Blagg later began a new Industry in Newark under the name of Blagg and Johnson, sheet metal workers and manufacturers and this she developed into thriving concern. Up to the tune of her illness few months ago she took a close interest In the works, and was chairman of the directors. Mrs Blagg, who was 72, was a widow. She leaves no children. The funeral will lake place tomorrow.



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Sources of Information

  1. Nottingham Journal - Friday 05 July 1935
  2. 1911 Census
  3. Nottingham Journal - Tuesday 09 April 1935