The Haslams of Broomspring Lane: Music Smiths in 1891

We looked at the census for Broomspring Lane in 1891. Next door to the Springfield Hotel pub was the home of musicial instrument maker Edward Haslam.

Next door to him is his brother William, also a Music Smith.

Address Name Relation to head of familyMarried or single Age  Occupation 
180Edward HaslamHeadM41Music Smith (instruments)
 Mary HaslamWifeM40 
 Lucy HaslamDaughter 8Scholar
 Frank HaslamSon 2 
 Harold HaslamSon 2 
178William HaslamHeadM43Music Smith (instruments)
 Rose Ann HaslamWifeM40 
 William  HaslamSon 14Music Smith (Spring maker)
 John HaslamSon 12Scholar
 Ewart HaslamSon 11Scholar
 Samuel NaismithLodgerWidow40Secretary & Lecturer(Band of Hope Union) 









You can also see them in the White’s Directory for 1891 here

William and his wife Rose Ann have a lodger called Samuel Naismith, from Scotland, who is listed as a Secretary & Lecturer for the Band of Hope Union, a temperance society that educated working-class children about the evils of alcohol. We think it is very interesting that Samuel stayed here, only two doors away from a pub!

Read more about Samuel Naismith and the Band of Hope here

178 and 180 Broomspring Lane

This page was added by Jennie Beard on 10/01/2015.

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