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Samuel Blake Wool Pulling in Pilton Bridge in 1931

Samuel Blake Wool Pulling in Pilton Bridge in 1931 /media/flashcomm?action=mediaview&context=normal&id=29
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Samuel Blake of 50 The Rock, Pilton, is shown wool pulling at Sanders & Son, Fellmongers in Pilton Bridge in 1931. Sam Blake was married to Ellen Blake, who was a midwife, in 1904 and they lived at 50 The Rock their whole married life. Because of the very smelly nature of his work, Sam was 'hosed down' every evening in the yard at No 50. They had three children - Agnes May Blake, John William Henry Blake known as Bill, and Flossie Blake. Sam died in 1935, Ellen in 1941.

A family group photograph from around 1910 can be seen elsewhere in the archive.

Many thanks to Gill Blake, Sam and Ellen's granddaughter for this photograph and the family information.

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