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Re: Avern and cork manufacturers.

Posted: 25 Aug 2004 11:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Cheryl

I have used the e-mail address direct which I hope will work.

Many thanks for your e-mail which was really informative. The Averns listed at 75 Oakley Street are my direct line of family. There was a James living there in 1817 which is when I have the Sun fire record for that house. His son George Adolphus was also a cork cutter in later years and had a brother James Josiah. There are two sons of George who continued the cork cutting trade namely Edmund M and Henry. I believe it was this Henry who started the Company in Silves.

The Averns are later listed at 12 Tracey Street Lambeth and are still involved in the cork business in the early 1900's

I have found a letter from Avern & Sons (Cork Merchants) in the East Kent archives dated 1882 which came from the archives of Margate Brewery. I have scanned this in to my Computer at home and will gladly forward this to you if you are interested. It is evidently the letter informing their customers of the partnership of Avern Sons and Barris. However, I belive that the Arthur Barris referred to is in fact Arturo Barris who was one of Henry's associates in Portugal.

Did you know there is also a cork museum in Palafrugell Spain. there is a reference to Palafrugell in the letter.

I would be thrilled to see any picures you have of the Silves factory. My address is as follows.
23 Worthington Close,
Stilton
Cambs.
PE7 3XF



I will contact the magazine and see if I can get a copy of the Jan issue to read your article.

Many thanks for your info

Regards


Rick
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
avern 16 May 2003 7:02PM GMT 
cheryl 13 Jun 2004 2:30PM GMT 
Richard_Avern 22 Aug 2004 3:03PM GMT 
cheryl 24 Aug 2004 4:00PM GMT 
Raven 25 Aug 2004 3:10PM GMT 
Richard_Avern 25 Aug 2004 5:18PM GMT 
cheryl 27 Aug 2004 1:30PM GMT 
Richard_Avern 28 Aug 2004 8:29AM GMT 
cheryl 28 Aug 2004 11:49AM GMT 
cheryl 1 Sep 2004 7:01PM GMT 
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