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Post Office Directory 1882

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William Henry Edmunds
Rev. Frederick Adrian Scroope Fane, M.A. [rector of Norton Mandeville], Priors
Mrs Keating
John Royds, J.P. Brizes Park
Rev. Samuel Slocock, M.A. Rectory
Edward Carrington Wright J.P., Kelvedon Hall
Charles Boreham, builder
Edward brown, blacksmith and wheelwright
James Fitch, boot maker
Henry Knightbridge, butcher
George Littlechild, farmer, Pump Farm
James Newcombe, William Newcombe, millers
Joseph Aloysius Ryan Rorke, grocer and Post Office
Archer Samuels, bricklayer

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