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Transcribed by John Collins, 2008
Ginns - Blacksmith
Part 2

Evening Telegraph 'Nostalgia Special' Feb. 1985

This picture was taken in January 1955.

The Blacksmith is Jimmy Guinee who soon afterwards bought the business and in the early seventies moved to Yelden.

By 1955 the use of horses to draw carts was just about coming to an end, according to Mr Guinee, but riding for leisure remained popular.


  GINNS Day Book From Oct 1st to Dec 1st 1962
 £
  s
d
  Monday 1st October 1962
 
 
 
Townsend Garage 12' of 1" x ?" flat
 
5
0
J Wilmott 1 bolt 6" x ?"
 
2
6
Dunmore repairing tractor canopy
 
6
0
Marriott repairing 2 hoist rollers & shafts as to ins
3
0
0
Rawlins making 2 tie bars as to ins of 1" round & wall plates
7
12
6
Rawlins 4 yale keys to pat
 
8
0
Hawkes Components 2 cupboard keys to pat
 
4
0
T & Y supplying 1 padlock & 4 keys
 
12
6
  Tuesday 2nd 62
 
 
 
Griffin 15lbs of ¼" rod
 
12
6
Roads Reconstruction making cold sets as to ins 2210
1
5
0
J Wilmott building up & plating plough share
 
15
0
Windsor threading down 2 bolts
 
1
6
May 30' of 1" x ¼" flat
1
0
0
G Makeham supplying 2 - ¾" rods
1
7
0
Cave 3 extra keys
 
6
0
  Wednesday 3rd 62
 
 
 
San 2 bolts 2½" x 7/16" HT 23369
 
2
0
Dunmore making tubular rails & fitting
6
0
0
Darlow 58 lbs of ?" rod
2
4
0
T & Y 2 rim keys, 2 mortice keys & 1 padlock key 80
 
9
0
May 12" of 1" x ½" flat
 
9
0
Faireys 1 key to cash box
 
2
0
Marriotts welding at borstal 8½ hrs
6
7
6
West rep trailer
 
12
6
RDC 4 keys to pat Library 826
 
 
 
P & M 2' of 2" x ½" flat
 
2
6
Obermans 4' of ¾" x ?" flat F2093
 
2
0
Higginbottom dismantling muck spreader driving shaft removing broken gear wheel & fitting new wheel straightening shaft & lining up fitting chain link
3
10
0
  Thursday 4th
 
 
 
G Gray making bracket as to ins 30" of 1½" tube 9" of 3½" tube & making bracket
1
7
6
Chettle 2 mortice keys to pat
 
5
0
May 23 lbs of 1" x 1" x ?" angle & 1" x ¼" flat
 
18
0
Marriotts repairing Mr Brooks mower new blade etc & welding …
4
10
0
Potters Wbr making chimney bands as to ins 1289
7
10
0
Marriotts welding at Borstal 6½ hrs
4
17
6
Hamblins Garage cutting collar on power saw as to ins
 
2
6
J W Smith forging 2 picks
 
4
0
Helsdown extending hooks on gate & forging 2 chisels
 
10
0
Felce 2 2' of 1¼" angle iron
 
5
0
P.O. opening lock at Kent Road
 
15
0
  Friday 5th
 
 
 
Marriotts welding at Borstal 4½ hrs
3
7
6
Marriotts setting up hoist platform & plating & strengthening as to ins
15
0
0
NCC repairing roller handle to ins
 
12
6
T & Y 27 keys to patterns
 
 
 
RDC 24 spikes ring pegs of ½" rod E6255
1
4
0
J Wilmott soldering fuel pipe
 
6
0
Marriotts fitting rollers to low loader
1
4
0
WB forging 4 tools A2045
 
8
0
Marriotts forgong 11 tools
1
2
0
Denton set of shoes
1
5
0
Marriotts supplying 46" of 3" channel 39708
 
16
0
T & Y 2 mortice keys to pat rimlock key & 1 padlock key 79
 
8
9
D & B 1 padlock 2 keys
 
10
0
RDC sharpening 2 prs of shears 6274
 
5
0
Robinsons Garage 2 yale keys to pat
 
4
0
Archer handle to sledge
 
6
6
Chettles 21' of 2" x 2" x ¼" angle
2
8
6
  Monday 8th
 
 
 
Little Street Shop cutting fuel tank as to ins making U bolts etc & fittings, fitting pipe sockets to cover
5
7
6
Knight fitting cross members to lorry, 12 2½" x ?" coach bolts, 4' of 2" x 2" x ¼" angle & welding to chassis
1
7
6
Townsends Garage 36 bolts 3" x ?"
 
 
 
Chettle 1 handle to shovel
 
9
0
C Boddington 4 brackets to pat
 
8
0
Roberts Accountants repair lock
 
6
0
Brown & Stokes 1 mortice key
 
2
6
  Tuesday 9th
 
 
 
Townsends Garage 1 length of 1" x 3/16" flat
 
5
0
Hayden Builders welding steelwork to ins supplying plates & cleats etc
4
7
6
Townsends making U bolts to ins
3
10
0
Hamblins 4' 6" of 1½" x ?" flat & 18" of 2" x ½" 332
 
9
0
Townsends Garage 6' 0" of 2½" x 2½" angle
1
1
0
Dunmore 12 bolts 16" x ½"
1
10
0
  Wednesday 10th
 
 
 
Coop 7 brackets to ins
2
16
0
Knight fitting new handle to fork
 
9
0
Chettle brazing radiator
 
8
0
Marriotts altering 1 pair of angle iron gates to ins
3
10
0
Saddington repairing fuel pipe to ins
 
12
0
J Wilmott welding casting
 
8
0
  Thursday 11th
 
 
 
Park Road Garage supplying 8 x ½" nuts
 
2
0
Griffin 4 - 82" of ¼" rod
 
5
0
San 1 strip of 1½" x 3/16" flat
 
4
0
Howe 2 rods ½" round flattened & drilled to ins
 
8
0
  Friday 12th
 
 
 
Felce flattening pipes
 
3
0
Panter repairing plough part
 
6
0
Flavell making gate frame to ins
10
0
0
G Wilmott repairing hedge cutter knife
 
5
0
Jacques making 2 curtain rods as to ins
1
10
0
Higginbottom repairing tractor seat
 
8
0
  Sat 13th
 
 
 
Jacques repairing stove door
 
6
0
Griffin 5 lbs of ?" rod
 
3
6
  Monday 15th
 
 
 
Allebone 1 mortice key to pat
 
2
6
Helsdown 1 SH sledge & stale
 
11
0
Electric Co 1 handle to axe 61
 
9
0
Chettle 75 lbs of 1" x 1" x ?" angle
2
16
3
Windsor 36 lbs of angle & cutting
1
8
0
J Bayes 10 lbs of 2" x ?" flat & drilling
 
8
6
J Wilmott welding drill wheel
 
6
0
Chettle 1 length of ?" rod
 
3
6
Wilmott Stanwick repairing handle 1 - 2" x ? " HT set screw drilling & tapping
 
9
0
44 Quorn Road making & fitting wrought iron gate as to ins
6
0
0
  Tuesday 16th
 
 
 
Abbott making bailer parts as to ins
1
3
0
Griffin 45 lbs of 2" x ½" flat
1
13
6
Laurences Stanwick 2 shoes & 2 removes & rep pump
1
10
0
  Wednesday 17th
 
 
 
J Wilmott soldering diesel tube
 
4
0
P & M altering wrought iron panel to ins
 
15
0
Shouler 17 lbs of ¼" rod & use of fire
1
3
6
T & Y 2 keys to lock french door
 
6
0
San rep hitch bolt in gang mower S27662
 
5
0
  Thursday 18th
 
 
 
AS making 18 brackets to pattern 7871 3 hrs
 
 
 
Allebone 2 yale keys
 
4
0
Rawlins 2 keys to lock
 
3
0
Park Road Garage 4 - 3" x ? " & 4 - 2½" x ? " bolts & nuts
 
12
0
T & Y 2 yale keys to pat
 
3
6
  Friday 19th
 
 
 
P & M extending gate catch
 
5
0
Timpson Bros 5 lbs of 2" x ?" angle
 
4
0
W Conway 4 yale keys
 
8
0
  Saturday 20th
 
 
 
Panter welding plough axle
1
10
0
Wright & Young 6 - 6" built in gate hooks [copy obscured]
 
 
 
  Monday 22nd
 
 
 
Higginbottom making 6 elevator irons to ins & bolts
 
18
0
Dunmore rep discs to ins & 2 bolts
 
17
6
J Wilmott repairing hydraulic pipe on tipping traler
 
12
6
Windsors forging6 chisels
 
9
0
Rawlins forging 1 chisel
 
1
6
Potters Wbr 2 mortice keys to lock & 1 yale cylinder
 
14
0
J Wilmott 1 bolt made to pattern for tractor wheel
 
9
0
Fred Hawkes 1 bag of coke 44511
 
9
0
Cave 70 lbs of rods & cutting
2
14
0
  Tuesday 23rd
 
 
 
Sawford set of shoes on Sharmar
1
2
6
Helsdown making 1 line post to ins
 
17
6
P & M 2 plates & drilling, removing collar to ins & welding
 
12
0
AS making 2 side fittings for gate to ins 3½ hrs 5884
 
 
 
Folwell 2 - 10' 8" of 6" x 3" RSJ & drilling
 
 
 
Chettle repairing chopper handle
 
2
0
  Wednesday 24th
 
 
 
Jaques 4 sets of pipe clips to ins
 
12
0
Jaques 1 chromium cylinder with 4 keys
 
15
0
Griffin 26 lbs of 2" x ½" flat & making 2 brackets
1
2
0
Marriotts 4 yale keys to pattern 404335/A 1/6
 
6
0
Flavell & Hart making tubular brace to ins ¾ hr
1
15
0
Cave Bldrs 2 keys to lock
 
5
0
Faireys 4 mortice keys
 
10
0
Windsors 2 keys to lock
 
5
0
J White 1 key to pat
 
3
0
  Thursday 25th
 
 
 
Hamblins 20" x 8" x 16 gauge sheey metal
 
3
0
J Wilmott drilling & tapping stud in tractor
 
12
0
P & M 1 stop tap key
 
6
6
RDC Cen 1 stale to spade
 
9
0
J W Smith 2 pick stales
 
14
0
J Bayes sharpening 2 chisels & altering pick
 
7
0
Lewis welding plough trip lever
 
4
0
Roberts rep cast iron wheel
 
10
0
  Friday 26th
 
 
 
Hayden Builders 24" of 2" x ¼" flat
 
 
 
Water Board 3 doz 3" x ?" hex bolts & 6 doz ?" washers X
 
 
 
Midland Bank 3 keys to pat
 
6
0
Cox 2 mortice keys
 
5
0
Joe Cox making 1 gate & side panel to ins
 
 
 
AS 1 rammer & stale 5885
 
 
 
Potters A J G welding & plating 2 dumper hoppers& stays 3861
4
17
6
Oberman 6' of ¾" x ?" flat 2139
 
3
0
  Monday 29th Oct
 
 
 
RDC forging 1 pinch bar 3 road points & 2 nail pullers
 
12
6
Potters Plant forging 10 tools
1
0
0
Robinsons Garage brazing car exhaust
 
5
0
Rawlings supplying 1 pick handle & forging 1 pick
 
9
0
Bromborough Estate making cattle grid to ins & delivering on farm
23
0
0
Lewis making 2 irons to pat
1
2
0
K Tarry 136 Avenue Rd supplying 50 lbs of 2" x ¼" angle iron
2
0
0
T & Y 2 brackets to pattern 88
 
12
6
South End School rep 1 wheelbarrow
 
6
0
  Tuesday 30th
 
 
 
Cave 2 strips of 1" x ¼" galvanised & drilled & 1 strip of aluminium
 
8
0
Roberts repairing water cistern
 
2
0
Harris Bros forging 4 chisels
 
6
0
Hutchinson rep muck spreader bar
 
6
0
Rawlings 4 keys to padlock
 
8
0
RDC 1 chimney bar
 
3
6
Marriott supply 2 chains for lo loader as ins
 
 
 
Nicholson making dog run as to ins & delivering
10
0
0
Marriott forging tow bar & repairing forging 20 tools 38706
 
 
 
Marriott supplying 2 new axles & wheels with brake hubs repairing body all round, new draw bar mudguards 38698
50
0
0
Ritz supply 15" of 2" x ?" flat
 
2
6
Hanobic 2' of 2" angle & 1' of 1" x 1" x ?" angle
 
5
0
Electric Co 12 - 3" x ?" & 12 - 2" x ?" bolts 51
 
10
0
Credit Marroitts £6 5s 0d
 
 
 
Mrs Cox 150 Higham Road HF making 1 gate & panel with fitting
 
 
 
  Thursday Nov 1st 62
 
 
 
Grey & Mears repairing digger bucket making new fitt
3
2
6
Modern Electric 30' of 1" x 3/16", 5ft of 1½" x 3/16" angle iron 1213
 
19
0
G Wilmott welding jack on trailer
 
7
6
Felce cutting large pipe to ins
 
3
0
Croyland Motors cutting 2 padlock keys
 
4
0
J Bayes 1 key to lock
 
2
6
Hig rep muck spreader
 
12
6
  Friday 2nd
 
 
 
Hutchinson making up plate & drilling as to pattern & welding
 
15
0
P & M making chimney plate to pat
 
4
0
T & Y 24 keys to pat
2
2
0
RDC 1 chimney bar
 
4
6
Makeham 3' of ½" square
 
2
0
P & M 3 special yale cylinders X
 
 
 
Fairey 2 yale keys
 
3
0
Sawford 6' of chain, 1 shackle
 
 
 
P & M 2 - 2' of 1½" x ¼" angle iron
 
7
0
  Saturday
 
 
 
Flavell 4 yale keys to pat
 
8
0
AS fitting 2 handles to sledges 5887
 
13
0
Fairey fitting own handle to hammer
 
2
6
Roberts straightening & making plate for trailer jack as to ins
 
12
6
Potters Stan repairing dumper axle as to ins
1
10
0
  Monday 5th
 
 
 
Unilever 4 mortice keys to pat (21493)
 
10
0
Roberts 1 strip of aluminium sheet
 
2
6
Potters Wbro 2' chimney for 3" wide
 
 
 
Marriott forging 3 tools (Borstal)
 
6
0
AS welding at Petrol Stn with mobile welder 3 hrs at 15s per hr 5888
2
5
0
Wilmott Stan repairing spade lugs from tractor wheel fitting new bolts 7 washers
 
 
 
  Tuesday 6th
 
 
 
Windsor making 2 matt wells of own material
 
12
0
G Gray welding 18 angle brackets
 
12
0
Electric Co 1 plate to ins & 2 studs
 
12
6
P & M 1 key to pat
 
2
6
Unilever supplying 36' of chain 21496
1
19
0
  Wednesday 7th
 
 
 
Marriott Borstal welding holes in angle 6½ hrs
6
10
0
T & Y 3 bolts cutting 3 tubes & welding
 
15
0
Dunmore 1 bolt 3" x ?" & 1 bolt to pat
 
2
6
  Thursday 8th
 
 
 
Dunmore 1 stale to fork
 
9
0
Cherry 1 stale to spadfe
 
8
0
Abbott 1 stale to slasher
 
6
6
Longsdale set of removes on pony
 
15
0
RDC 1 chimney bar 3' 6" of 2" x ½"
 
5
0
Felce 3' of 1½" x ¼" flat
 
5
6
  Friday 9th
 
 
 
RDC 2 - 4' 6" of 2" x ¼" angle
1
2
6
Potters Wbro forging 2 chisels & supplying 3 chisels
 
8
0
G Wilmott 3 - 12' gates & posts
36
0
0
  Sat 10
 
 
 
Marriott rep trailer drawbar plating & strengthening 20 lbs 4 hrs
5
0
0
Timpson Bros 2 - 20" of 1½" x ¼" angle
 
6
6
Merriman 1 pick complete with stale
 
19
0
Roberts soldering water feeder
 
7
6
 At the end of the book - some lists of materials for some of the larger jobs
  J Wilmott Lean to shed at Newton Rd
 
 
 
  Materials for shed 90' x 30'
 
 
 
  Trusses 7 off @ £25 each (6 cwt each)
175
0
0
  RSJ 7 off 16 of 8" x 4" & plates each end
91
0
0
  Asbestos for roofing & ends
140
0
0
  Lighting sheets 4 off @ £2 each
8
0
0
  Purlins 810' of 3½" x 2½" x ¼" angle
117
0
0
  Gutters & down pipes (6")
12
10
0
  Gutter brackets 24 off @ 5s each
6
0
0
  Cleats @ 2s each 63 off
6
6
0
  Bolts & tapered washers
1
8
0
  Labour 300 hours @ 8s per hr £120
557
4
0
  Gal bolts & washers
650
0
0
  Labour
 
 
 
  RSJ second hand 2 off
 
 
 
  2" angle iron 6 lengths 90' @ 2s per ft
 
 
 
  Fitting galvanised sheets to sides
 
 
 
  Fitting gates
 
 
 
  60' x 40' 20' to top
 
 
 
  12' to eaves
 
 
 
  Reg Lewis's Building
 
 
 
  Started on trusses on Thursday May 16th 20 rods 8 hrs
4
0
0
Friday 17 6 hrs 16 rods 6 hrs
3
0
0
Sun 19 setting out holes
2
0
0
Friday 24 8 hrs
4
0
0
Saturday 25 6½ hrs
3
5
0
Saturday 25 4 hrs
2
0
0
Sunday 26 1 box of 8 3½ hrs
1
15
0
June 2nd laid foundation 9 hrs
4
10
0
  1 load of sand & gravel
4
12
6
  1 load sand & gravel
4
12
6
  Crane hire
20
0
0
  Roofing price
40
0
0
  Cement
10
0
0
  Tubular frame
16
0
0
  Paint
10
0
0
  Steel
250
1
1
  Gal sheets
30
0
0
   
409
10
0
  Asbestos
200
0
0
   
619
10
0
  Completed August 11th 62
 
 
 
  Materials used in lean to shed for J Wilmott
 
 
 
  Started Erecting on Oct
 
 
 
  Trusses 7 off @ £25 each
175
0
0
  Stanchions 7 off @ £13 each
91
0
0
  Purlins 810' of 3½" z 2½" x ¼"
117
0
0
  Cleats 63 off @ 2s each
6
6
0
  Gutter brackets 24 off @ 5s each
6
0
0
  Gutter 6" & down pipes 90'
12
10
0
  Asbestos for roof & ends
140
0
0
  Rilex lighting sheets 2 off @ £2 each
8
0
0
  Bolts for fixing trusses 14 HT 2" x ½" & washers
1
8
0
  I bolts & galvanised washers
5
0
0
   
562
4
0
  Labour 300 hrs @ 8s per hr
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
  Fitting galvanised sheets to sides
 
 
 
  supplying 90' of 2" angle & fixing
 
 
 
  Fitting 2 RSJ to ends & hanging gates
 
 
 
  Bedford Road Gates
 
 
 
  1 pair & 1 single & 4 posts
33
0
0
   
 
 
 
Knight supplying 1 scythe complete with stale
1
15
0
John White Garage 18 lbs of 1½" x ½" flat
 
13
6
Electric Co 1 key to pat 44
 
2
6
  Sat Dec 1st
 
 
 
Electric Co 14 brackets to sketch 12 lbs each total 168 lbs 6 hrs
11
8
0
Coley 2 shoes & 2 removes
1
2
0
G Wilmott welding plates to 2 tanks as ins
 
15
0

A T Ginns

Day Book - Part 1
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