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    London Post Office Directory 1855 for lookup?

    Hi,

    Does anyone have access to the London Post Office directory for 1855 please, looking for listings for any Pillin, sword cutler.

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    Hi James,

    Don't know if this would be any help, as it is 1852 but Pillin is listed in it.

    http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/d...d/180681/rec/6

    regards,
    David.

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    Hi David,

    1855 is the only year unaccounted for so I'm specifically hoping to track that down.

    Other directories would also be of interest but my preference would be to find their listing in the post office directory specifically for comparison. I believe that some directories may have relied on out of date evidence whereas the post office seems to have reacted quickly to the various pillin changes happening around that time.

    Thanks

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    Interesting name, John Burgoyne Pillin.

    from a 2006 post by Bill Goodwin:

    S.J. Pillin was Septimus John Pillin, which was absorbed by the Wilkinson Sword Co. They started in 1881 and ended in 1922.

    31 Gerrard St. Soho, London,England.

    There 2 other Pillin retailers listed in London:

    George Alfred Pillin : 1840 to 1861, 3 Poland St.
    " ": 1862 to 1880 31 Gerrard St.

    John Burgoyne Pillin : 1850 to 1853, 3 Featherstone Buildings
    " ": 1854, 19 Frith St, Soho.
    Last edited by Will Mathieson; 02-11-2021 at 08:50 AM.

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    Thanks Will,

    I'm hoping to debunk a few of these dates and 1855 is now the missing piece of the jigsaw

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