Saw Mill in George Street

His middle name was Ebenezer but he was no Scrooge…
“Mr. Joseph King, of George-street saw mills, who, a short time since, had his factory destroyed by fire, has experienced practical sympathy by means of a generous subscription to meet his loss. He was insured for £300 only, while his loss was almost double. Mr. L.E. Thomas, with characteristic kindness, has acted most energetically as hon. sec. to the fund, and a sum of £173:1:3 has been contributed and received by Mr. King, who has expressed himself very thankful to his neighbours and friends, and especially to Mr. Thomas.” (Bucks Herald, Jun 1903).

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Water colour by Bill Bailey of George Street

This painting shows the timberyard chimney in George Street and a horse drawn Co-Operative Bakery van in foreground.

Joseph King lived at 102 George Street in 1901. Lewis Ebenezer Thomas (1841-1920) was a nurseryman’s clerk for most of his working life.