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Kelly's Directory entry 1940



FORSBROOK is a civil parish; the ecclesiastical parish was formed May 4, 1849, from the parishes of Dilhorne and Stone, and includes Blythe Bridge, where there is a station on the Crewe and Uttoxeter section of the London, Midland and Scottish railway, and is 3 1/2 miles south-west from Cheadle, in the Stone division of the county, hundred of North Totmonslow, and rural district petty sssional division and rural deanery of Cheadle, archdeaconary of Stoke-upon-Trent and diocese of Lichfield. The church of St. Peter, erected at a cost of about £1,950, is a building of stone in the Early Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, west porch and a western turret containing one bell: in 1912 the church was enlarged by the addition of a north aisle at a cost of £1,500: the stained east window is a memorial to Charles Harvey esq. of Blythe House, and there are others to the Brammall family, 1899-1903, James Marson esq. of Marsh House, and Mr. and Mrs. Scarratt: an alabaster reredos and an oak altar were erected in memory of John Aynsley esq. and oak choir stalls in memory of Marie, wife of Thomas George Barlow J.P.: in 1883 an organ chamber was erected, and an organ built in 1908 the organ was practically rebuilt: there are 380 sittings. The register dates from the year 1849. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £400, with residence,in the gift of the Bishop of Lichfield, and held since 1939 by the Rev. Joseph Wooffenden Butterworth, of St Aidan's, Birkenhead. There are two Methodist chapels here, one in Forsbrook erected in 1856, and another in Blythe Marsh erected in 1881. The Principal landowner is Frederick James esq . Gas and electricity are available. Water is supplied by the Staffordshire Potteries Water Board. The soil is principally clay; sub-soil, clay, and in some parts sandstone rock. The crops are cereals of all kinds. The area is 1,342 acres; the population of the civil parish in 1931 was 2,038, and of the ecclesiastical parish, 2,038.
Boundary and Daisybank hamlets are 1 mile north-east.

Under the Staffordshie Review Order, 1934, part of Caverswall was added to this parish
Letters through Stoke-on-Trent. Blythe Bridge nearest M. O. & T. office.

BLYTHE MARSH is a hamlet in Forsbrook township, on the river Blythe, with a station (Blythe Bridge) on the Crewe and Uttoxeter section of the London, Midland and Scottish railway,140 ¾ miles from London. There is a Methodist chapel, entirely rebuilt of stone in 1882 at a cost of £800, and holding about 200 persons; a Sunday school was erected in 1905 at the cost of £950. A cattle sale is held at the Smithfield hotel by Messrs. Bagshaws and sons, 1st and 3rd Tuesday.

Post, M. O., T. & T. E. D. Office, Blythe Bridge.
Letters arrive from Stoke

Police Station
Railway Station (L. M. & S.). - Blythe Bridge


Colclough Mrs. Mary Emma, Peveril Boyd Edmnd, Rt. M.B., Ch.B.Edin. physcn & surgn
(Marked thus # should be addressed, Cheadle, Stoke.) Cosser Alexander, Cheviot
Davies G. Enero, Grindley lane Bradshaw Cyril, hairdrssr, Uttoxeter rd
(Marked thus * should be addressed, Dilhorne, Stoke.) Davies James, Blythe villa Bradshaw Horace H. boot repr
Deaville Arthur Stanley, Clarendon lodge Britton Horace, haulage contractor, Stallington lane
Drewry John William, Heatherlea, Caverswall road
Adam Joseph Stephen, Sandon lodge
Brown Geo. H., M.D., Ch.B. physcn. & surgn.
Baxter Kenneth Wiiliam, Furlongs Duddell david, Holly lodge
Blair Tom, The Grange Farmer Sam, Lyndhurst Callon Jn. hairdrssr, Uttoxeter road
Brewer Ephraim Joseph, The Limes Gardner Mrs. H. M. Grindley cott. Grindley lane Clowes Edwd, poultry farmer, Bancroft cottage, Stallington road
Brueton Samuel Howard, The Oaks
Butterworth Rev. Joseph Wooffenden (vicar), Vicarage Gregory Maurice Vincent, D'orny, Adamthwaite drive Coupe Oswald, plumber & decorator, Uttoxeter road
Copestake Thos. Harold, Carney croft Haime Reginald Alner, Dunoon, Caverswall road Crossways Garage, (Wm. Harold Lawton, propr.), uttoxeter road
Duxson John Henry, Fairhaven
Eckersley John, Rosslyn Harris Guy, The Croft Dalley Alfd, plumber, 20 church terrace
Goodwin Mrs. Sarah Ellen, Ash ho Harrison Bernard Cecil, The Beeches, Grindley lane Davies Transport, haulage contractors. Enero, Grindley lane
Harris Mrs. Annie, Blythe Mount
Meigh William A. & Walter Henry, Dole Spring Hawley Arthur, Redrox, Grindley lane District Bank Ltd. (sub-branch to Cheadle); open mondays & fridays, 11.45am to 2.30pm; head office, Spring gardens, Manchester
Hawley Fredk. Hulme, Chilton house
Pearce Miss Gladys H, The Laurels Hawley George, Stanley house, Caverswall road
Radford Mrs. Mary Annie Margretta, The Cedars
Holdcroft Ernest John, Mill House, Stallington Lane. Ezekial Donald M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P. Lond. physcn & surgn & medical officer & public vaccinator Caverswall district, Leek Area Public Assistance Committee, Chilton ho, Uttoxeter road
Stewart Douglas Huntley, The Poplars
Holmes Enoch, Mostyn villa
Appleb Arth. Rowland, insur. agt Horleston Misses, Southlands
Bedson Wm. Hy. smallholder, moor grn Horsfield R. E. Astbury house
Beech Jas. farmer, New close, Draycott rd Hudson Miss Margaret Annie J.P Longsdon house, Caverswall road
Ford F. & F. R. farmers
*Bennison Wltr. B. farmer, callowhill farm Hudson Mrs. Lillian Ester, Westview Ford F. & F. R. poultry breeders & poultry food & kennel appliances manufacturers
Hudson William Reginald, Sunny ho
Bostock Fred, farmer, Field ho. Dilhorne rd Hull Mrs. Wellcroft
Goodwin Hy. Tompkinson, builder, Adamthwaite drive
Buthchers Arms P.H. (Wltr. Ernest Myatt) Hulme John, Devona, Adamthwaite drive
Jones William B., J.P Lynton, Caverswall road Hallam Hy, coal mer, station yard
Byatt Alfd. farmer, Mount Pleasant Harvey Annie (Mrs.) shopkeeper
Davies L. & Sons, coal mers. 19 Dilhorne rd Jones William Rees, Harewood Hawley Fredk, Hulme M.R.C.S.Eng,. L.S.A. surgn, Chilton house
Leivers Mrs., Mostyn, Uttoxerter road
Dennis Jas. Thos. haulage contrctr Mayer Lionel, Lyndene Hawley Geo, farmer, Stanley House, Caverwall road
Dulson Harry, dairyman, Springfield Mills Geoffrey, Fortuna, Grindley lane
Eddowes Sarah Ann(Mrs.), shopkkpr Morgan John Austin, Holderslea Holdcroft Ernest J. & Sons, millers, Sallington lane
Forrester Fredk. smallholder, Moor Green farm Nicholson Charles Herbert, Riverslea
Ollerenshaw Ernest, Brookside, Stallington lane Hudson W.R. Blythe garage
Green Edwd. farmer, Wells st Iliffe Thomas Lily, plumber & glazier
Horne Marion (Miss), poultry farmer, The Bungalow Pattison Mrs. E. M. Rosneath, Grindley lane Maddocks Percvl, coal merchant. Stallington lane
Inskip Bros. fruit & potato salesmen. T A "Inskip, Forsbrook Pendleton William, Highfield, Caverswall road Massey Hy. A. farmer, Calverhay
Milner Harold, newsagt.Uttoxeter road
Owen Jn. Jas, boot & shoe mkr, 9 Cheadle rd Pickering Vernon Thomas, Guilvern, Grindley lane Phillips Edwin Averill, poultry farmer, Stallington lane
#Red Lion P.H. (Bertram Millward) Rice Richard Henry, Hillcrest
Roebuck P.H. (Bertram S. Baynham) Ridgway Miss C. J. Villa Melita Ruth's Fruit Stores (Mrs. Ruth Edwards, proprietress), Uttoxeter road
Rowley & Tilstone, bldrs. 13 Chapel st Shaw William, Clovelly
Rushton Rupert Micheal, farmer Sherratt William H, Beech house Ryder Eliz, (Miss), druggist & ladies outfitter, Uttoxeter road
Shaw Bernard Arth. Poultry dir. The Green Slack Thomas, Kildonan
Smith Arthur, The Willows Smithfield Hotel (Miss Chrissie Emily Boardman)
Stanley Wm. farmer, Exhibition farm Snow Miss A. Nutshell
Tonkinson Philip, grocer. Taylor William Alvan, Woodlands Whitecock Inn (Miss Lily Simester)
Walter Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Cash Heath farm Thorley Capt. F. L. Grindley house, Grindley lane
Willet Horace, newsagt, Uttoxeter road
Wilson Colin, grocer, Uttoxeter road
Warner Cyril, shopkpr, 52 Cheadle rd Walker Mrs. Beacon house Woolridge Alice Gertrude (Mrs). fried fish dir, 76 Uttoxeter road
Woodcock Geo, bldr Wild Frederick James, Sutherland ho
Woodroffe Sidney, farmer, Wood Grove far Wildblood Fred, Ash house Wright Harry, blacksmith, stallington rd
Wildblood Fred William Rhead, Meadowcroft, Stallington road
Williamson Kenneth, Kenmar, Adamthwaite drive Rushton Sydney
Abell Arth. Tom, Wroxall, Grindley la
Stephens Edwd. Uttoxeter road
Adams W. Roxton, Grindley lane Wright John James, Mayfield
Allen Mrs. Langladure, Caverswall rd Yoxall Thomas, Watlands, Grindley la Ash Thos, shopkpr, 118 Uttoxeter rd
Barlow Eric Hudson, Strathmore Yoxall Thomas, jun. The Cottage, Grindley lane Banks Geo. Albt. boot repr. 82 Uttoxeter road
Barlow George Edwin J.P. Homelea, Caverwall road
Bilton Bros. motor engnrs. Brookhouse garage, Uttoxeter road. Blythe Bridge
Bates Albert, Willowdale Adams C. & A. grocers & provision dealers, Uttoxeter road
Baxter Cyril, Armadale Black Cock P.H. (Fred Walker), Uttoxeter road
Baxter Mrs. W.T., Ionis, Grindley la Addison Rd, Jn. bldr. The Spinney, Caverswall rd
Beswick John Ewart, Rough close Bott Amos Jas, smallholder, 128 Uttoxeter road, Blythe Bridge
Booth Amos, Argyle house Alcock Herbert. Ambrose, poultry farmer, Walton cott, Stallington rd
Boyd Edmund Robert, Auchenbadie Burslem & District Industrial Co-operative Society, grocers
Bradley Norman, Fairfield, Grindley la Baddeley Wilfred J. bldr. Stallington la
Brammall William, Laburnham house Bagshaw & Son, auctnrs. (open 1st & 3rd tues of each month) (cattle aution only) Cooper Reginald, grocer
Brodie Andrew, Blythe lodge, Grindley lane Degg Harry, blacksmith, Green lane
Duke of Wellington P.H. (Samuel Buttery Jones)
Challinor Mrs. Lillian, Braeside, Caverswall road Bevan Thos. butcher, Uttoxeter rd
Bevan Thos. grocer, Stallington rd Furnival Stanley Thos. farmer, stone ho, Uttoxeter road
Chapman Roy Middleton, Gateways, Grindley lane Blythe Bridge Preparatory School (Miss M. H. Townsend, principal), Uttoxeter road
Grocott Fredk. Jn. insur. agt, 119 Uttoxeter road
    Hill Arth. farmer, Stone ho, Uttox rd
    Hodgkinson Horace Geo, Shopkpr, 170 Uttoxeter road
    Jackson Jn, farmer, Stone ho, Uttox rd
    Lewis Florence (Mrs.) shopkpr, 163 Uttoxeter road
    Lucas Jn, Morris, who, upholsterer, 126 Uttoxeter road
    Martin Comfort (Mrs.), district nurse, Green Lane
    Minsball Bros. haulage contratrs. Uttoxeter road
    Phillips Wm. A.butcher, Uttoxeter rd
    Plough Inn (Arth. Regnld. Keeling), Uttoxeter road
    Stockley Norman Rd. green grocer. 137 Uttoxeter road
    Tyrie Wallace, cycle agt, 168 Uttox rd
    Walker Lillian (Mrs.) shopkeeper, 85 Uttoxeter road