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Thursday 12 July 1973

I reassembled the table we had from Barringers when we were at Kirkby.


I am not entirely sure what grandad is referring to here. There is a Barringer Road in Mansfield and the company Barringer, Wallis and Manners made metal boxes from the 1890s to 1939 when the business was taken over by Metal Box. However, I can’t see any connection between this and a table! Based on comments on Kirkby Living Memory Facebook Group, the most likely explanation seems to be that he was given or bought the table from Barringers/Metal Box when they perhaps no longer needed it.

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