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From: "David Lamb" <>
Subject: Re: St Leonards Rd- Colchester
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 19:08:23 -0000
The Factory is Davy, Paxman and Co Ltd, and made boilers (for steam driven
vehicles) then later diesel engines, including that for the 125 high speed
train. St Leonard's Road is a turning of Standard Road, where one of the
factory entrances is. Standard Road is a turning off Hythe Hill, which is
the road where St Leonard's church is situated. It sounds as if your
grandfather lived in Standard Road, or possibly Hythe Hill.
SKS is nothing to do with family history - it's e-mail shorthand for "some
I hope this helps.
David Lamb, Devon, England
Interests: Essex: BAXTER, BERRY, DODSON, GOLDSTONE, LAMB, NEWMAN, PARTRIDGE,
SARGENT, WEBB, WILLSHER Suffolk: BRINGLOVE or BRYNGLOVE, FINCH, PARTRIDGE
Sussex: RALPH Norfolk: DODSON
From: frances james <>
Date: 13 March 2001 12:58
Subject: St Leonards Rd- Colchester
>My grandad Arthur JAMES (Left England in the 1920's) and his brother Fred
>and Elsie JAMES, (lived there until the 1980's) lived in a street just of
>Leonards Rd in Colchester. At the end of the street was Paxtons Factory???
> AT the other end on St Leonards Rd was St Leonard's Church and The Lord
>Nelson Hotel. (I think, I could be wrong. But I know that the church and
>pub were near each other.) Can anyone tell me what the street to Paxtons??
>PS im new to list in a way, but what is SKS???
>Perth, West Australia
>JAMES/ETCHES/MELLORS; Colchester and Dedham and other areas 1890'2 onwards.
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