John Price

One of Fielding and Platt's earliest employees in the late 1860s

John Price in later life | Marian Gould
John Price in later life
Marian Gould

My great grandfather, John Price, was born in Hare Lane, Gloucester, in 1853.

He went to the Blue Coat School and then to Fielding and Platt. Since Fielding and Platt only started up in October 1866, he would have been one of their earliest employees, given that he probably joined about age 15 or 16.

After his time there, he moved to Birmingham where he brought press stud fastenings into England from Germany.

That is all his daughter, Ethel Price, who was born 1889, was able to tell me.

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  • Sorry, but he is not my John Price as he died in 1917.

    By Marian Gould (17/09/2014)
  • My father John William Houghton was apprenticed at Fielding & Platt prior to joining the Navy in 1917.

    He was married in Gloucester in 1924 and his best man was ‘Bill’ Price.

    Could that have been your grandfather? 

    By John Houghton (11/09/2014)

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