Where Was the Electric Globe Maker? Asks Prescot Roll of Honour Editor

By on Monday, July 22, 2013

Reader Stephen Nulty writes:

“Working my way through the 1911 census for Prescot, I have noticed the large number of young single women who were employed in the “globe” industry. Though I have not yet analysed the complete census, this list is emerging.

Forename Surname

Age

Occupation
James Courtney Procter

51

Clerk, Electric Globe Works
Esther Leadbetter

20

Wire Globe Maker
Annie Dooley

19

Electric Globe Maker
Martha Jaundrill

17

Packer at Globe Works
Betty Welsby

19

Clerk, Electric Globe Works
Lydia Parr

22

Incandescent Globe Lamp Maker
Lilly Ascroft

19

Electric Globe Packer
Elizabeth Platt

25

Electric Globe Blower
Ellen Ann Naylor

24

Electric Globe Blower
Mary Platt

15

Glass Globe Blower
Kate Lyon

22

Electric Globe Blower
Jane Lyon

16

Electric Globe Blower
Margaret Eaton

18

Glass Globe Maker
Violet Young

17

Electric Globe Blower
Nellie Hornby

18

Electric Globe Blower
Alice Corns

17

Globe Packer
Ellen McEllin

19

Globe Blower
Charlotte Faith Houghton

19

Testing Globes
Elizabeth Preston

18

Electric Globe Works
Martha Hornby

45

Electric Globe Finisher
Elizabeth Hornby

20

Electric Globe Packer
Elizabeth Case

29

Electric Lamp Globe Maker
Hannah Taylor

19

Electric Globe Finisher
Minnie Case

19

Electric Globe Maker
Lily Chew

18

Electric Globe Maker
Louisa Molyneux

25

Electric Globe Maker
Gertrude Molyneux

21

Electric Globe Maker
Mary Molyneux

16

Electric Globe Maker

“The only make I have encountered is James proctor, who is the clerk.

“I don’t believe that this was part of the BI, but I have been unable to positively determine where this “Electric Globe Maker” was located. I believe that there may have been something in Huyton, but this seems to be a long way to go for such a large number of people.”

Stephen Nulty is compiler of the excellent Prescot Roll of Honour resource, a website paying tribute to those Prescotians who served and gave their lives in the Great War of 1914 to 1919.

Please leave a comment below or email Stephen at mail@prescot-rollofhonour.info if you can help him in his research.

3 Comments

  1. Tony Biggs

    Monday, July 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Hale View Road, next to the Pottery

  2. Stephen Nulty

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks, Tony

  3. Ken. Layhe

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Hi,Steven, I have a feeling that the Globe Works mentioned may well have been at Huyton Quarry, which would have been much closer to Prescot, when the route taken may have been through the Old Carrs.

    Martha Jaundril who was a young girl at the time was my maternal Grandmother.

    Best Regards Ken Layhe

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