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 family||Married or single||Age||Occupation|
|180||Edward Haslam||Head||M||41||Music Smith (instruments)|
|178||William Haslam||Head||M||43||Music Smith (instruments)|
|Rose Ann Haslam||Wife||M||40|
|William Haslam||Son||14||Music Smith (Spring maker)|
|Samuel Naismith||Lodger||Widow||40||Secretary & Lecturer(Band of Hope Union)|
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!