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Townley and Sons

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Edward Townley & Sons of Birmingham

1880 Advertising as E. Townley & Sons of 75 & 76 Bull Street, Birmingham, supplying tools, files and steel, including Whitworth standard stocks, dies and taps, cutlery including surgical scissors of every description, Huntsman's steel, etc.[1]

1900 'Mr. Edward Townley, a gentleman well known in Birmingham, died suddenly whilst riding in a cab in the Hagley Road last evening. The deceased engaged the cab in Livery Street, and was driving along the Hagley Road when he was suddenly taken ill. His companion called the attention of the cabman, who at once drove to the surgery of Dr. Hallwright, who, however, could only pronounce life to be extinct, death having apparently been caused by syncope. The body was thereupon conveyed to the mortuary attached to the Ladywood police station, and shortly before midnight was identified by a son of the deceased. Mr. Townley, who was 58 years of age, lived at Ferndale, Prospect Road, Moseley, and was a member of the firm of Edward Townley and Sons, cutlers and ironmongers, of Bull Street.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post - Thursday 29 January 1880
  2. Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 18 August 1900