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Lithographic Printers.


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My two ancestors William Thomas Coombs born 1828 and his son William Thomas Coombs born 1860 were both working class London printers.

From 1886, the Coombs left the Central London area and moved to North London such as Islington and Camden Town. A relative told me that William Coombs born 1860 worked in the Farringdon Road area of Holborn. This would make sense as his wife whom he wed in 1886 lived in Holborn in the 1881 census.

William was a member of the Lithographic Printers Union and when he died in 1947 a £15 grant was paid to his family.

I would love to try and trace employment records for the newspaper offices in the Farringdon area to see if anything turns up.

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