Mens, Margaret

Notes on Miss Margaret Mens

See interview tape 185

See photos M520 to M534

Born
August 1913. In Avenue Road. Only child.

Residence
Brought up at Langleys, 10 Collingwood Road.
1999 at Bradwell near Braintree.

Family
Grandfather was Alfred, bank manager. He had eight children.
Father, Arthur Charles (known as Joe), ran Witham Cartage and Coal Company. He died in 1958.
Mother, Margaret Amelia (Milly), two or three years earlier. Arthur and Milly married in 1910.

Education
Chelmsford County High School then Barrett Street Trade School to learn dressmaking.

Jobs
Briefly at Jay’s in Regent Street, then Bolingbroke’s in Chelmsford. Then dressmaking on own in Witham till War in 1939. Then to the office at Crittall’s in Witham and stayed there thirty years.

Directories
Year    Original entry
1866    Mens Mr. Alfred
1870    Mens Alfred
1874    Mills, Errington Bawtree & Co. (of Colchester), bankers (Alfred Mens, manager), draw on Glyn, Mills & Co. London e.c
1874    Mens Alfred
1878    Mills, Errington, Bawtree & Co. (of Colchester), bankers (Alfred Mens, manager), draw on Glyn, Mills & Co. London e.c
1878    Mens Alfred
1882    Mens Alfred
1886    Mens Alfred
1890    Mens Alfred
1890    Mills, Bawtree, Dawnay, Curzon & Co. (of Colchester), bankers (Alfred Mens, manager) ; draw on Glyn, Mills & Co. London E C
1895    Sparrow Tufnell & Co. bankers (of Chelmsford) (Alfrd. Mens, mangr.); draw on Barclay, Bevan, Tritton, Ransom, Bouverie & Co. London E C
1895    Mens Alfred
1899    Mens Alfred
1899    Barclay & Co. Limited, bankers (branch) (Alfred Mens, manager); draw on head Office, 54 Lombard street, London E C
1899    Mens, Alfred, manager of Barclay & Co.’s Bank
1902    Barclay & Co. Limited, bankers (branch) (Alfred Mens, manager) (open 10 to 4; except sat. 10 to 1); draw on head Office, 54; Lombard street, London E C
1902    Mens Alfred, manager of Barclay & Co.’s Bank
1902    Mens Alfred
1906    Mens Alfred
1906    Barclay. & Co. Limited, bankers (branch) (Alfred Mens, manager) (open 10 to 4 except sat. 10 to 1); draw on, head office, 54 Lombard Street, London E C
1906    Mens Alfred, manager of Barclay & Co’s Bank
1908    Mens Alfred, High street
1910    Mens Alfred, High street
1910    Mens Alfred, insurance agt. High st
1912    Mens Mrs. High street
1912    Mens Arthur Charles, The Hawthorns
1914    Mens Arthur Charles, The Hawthorns, Avenue road
1914    Mens, Mrs., Collingwood Road
1917    Witham Cartage & Coal Co. Ltd. coal & coke merchants & contractors, sand & stone merchants, steam hauliers & contractors for carting timber (A.C.Mens, managing director), Collingwood Road
1917    Mens & Roberts, insurance agents: Collingwood road
1917    Mens Arthur Charles, The Hawthorns. Avenue road
1922    Witham Cartage & Coal Co. Ltd. coal & coke merchants & contractors, sand & stone merchants, steam hauliers & contractors for carting timber (A.C.Mens, managing director), Collingwood road
1922    Mens Arthur Charles, insurance agent, Collingwood road
1922    Mens Arthur Charles, Langleys, Collingwood Road
1926    Mens Arthur Charles, Langleys, Collingwood road
1926    Witham Cartage & Coal Co. Ltd. coal & coke merchants & contractors, sand & stone merchants, steam hauliers & contractors for carting timber (A. C. Mens, managing director), Collingwood rd. T N 42
1926    Mens Arthur Charles, insurance agent, Collingwood road. T N 42
1929    Essex & Suffolk Equitable Insurance Society Ltd. (Arth. C. Mens, district mngr.), Collingwood rd
1929    Mens Arthur Charles, insurance agent, Collingwood road. T N 42
1929    Mens Arthur Charles, Langleys, Collingwood road
1929    Witham Cartage & Coal Co. Ltd. contractors, sand & stone merchants, steam & general hauliers. contractors for carting timber (A. C. Mens, managing director), Collingwood road. T N 42
1933    Mens Arthur Charles, insurance agent, Collingwood road. T N 42
1933    Mens Arthur Charles, Langleys, Collingwood road
1933    Essex & Suffolk Equitable Insurance Society Ltd. (Arth. C. Mens, district mngr.), Collingwood rd
1937    Mens Margt. (Miss), ladies’ hairdrssr. Langleys, Collingwood rd. T N 186
1937    Mens Arthur Charles, Langleys, ColIingwood road
1937    Mens Arth. Chas. insur. agt. Collingwood rd. T N 186
1937    Essex & Suffolk Equitable Insurance Society Ltd. (Arth. C. Mens, district mngr.), Collingwood rd.

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