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Solicitors 1940's

On 28 Jan 2016 at 8:53pm Gary Halstead wrote:
Good evening
Could anyone help with the names of solicitors in the Lewes area during the 1940's in particular 1945.
My grandfathers estate was handled in Lewes some 8 months after he died in the north of england in his home town of Todmorden West Yorkshire.
I'm trying to find the connection but with little luck so this is a wild shot.
Thanks for reading.
On 28 Jan 2016 at 9:04pm Belladonna wrote:
You might try the Lewes past group on Facebook, or the Lewes streetlife forum
On 28 Jan 2016 at 10:06pm Historian wrote:
See if they have an old Kelly's Directory, that lists all businesses, in the library.
On 28 Jan 2016 at 10:12pm Oh Really wrote:
The Streetlife forum is just DFLs asking for Pilates teacher recommendations from other DFLs. Hardly a mine of local historical wealth
On 28 Jan 2016 at 11:37pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Unfortunately the regular local directories for Lewes were not published during and after WW II. There is one published in 1938 and the next in 1951. Both include lists of businesses in particular trades, eg solicitors. Adams & Remers were there I'm sure, and also the Hillman firm.
On 29 Jan 2016 at 9:04am north street neighbour wrote:
The Law Society's directories will list members, their firms and addresses. They go back 200 or 300 years.
On 29 Jan 2016 at 10:03am zooey wrote:
Blaker Son & Young were certainly in practice at that time (now Lawson Lewis Blakers). Adams & Remers were also in practice, and I think Wynne Baxter were in practice too, though under a previous name (they are now Mayo Wynne Baxters).
On 30 Jan 2016 at 3:47am Peasant wrote:
In 1951 there were: Adams; Wynne Baxter & Sons; Blaker, Son & Young; Brightman; Hillman & Sons; Lewis, Holman & Lawrence; Wilfrid Pelling; Philip H. Vinall; Vinall & Son; Isaac S. Watts; & F. Wills & Co.

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