Bootmakers Shop - a Memory of Chelmsford.

My great-grandfather was the bootmaker who worked from the shop in Moulsham Street in the late 1890s. His name was Leonard Orrin and he married Annie Caple in 1901. I believe the shop was owned by his father and mother, Thomas and Eliza. They lived at 123 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford.
He and Annie went on to have 11 children, one of whom was my grandmother.

A memory shared by Jo Kearney on Aug 2nd, 2008. Send Jo Kearney a message.

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