240 Hills Road, Branksome
History of 240 Hills Road
George Champion Bedwell 63, widower, manager of music business, born London
Clara E 39, daughter, born Plymouth
James K D 27, son, music seller’s assistant, born Cambridge
Eliza M 65, visitor, widow, born Jamaica
Beatrice Brand 23, servant, born Bottisham
Mabel Watts 21, servant, born Kennett
George Bedwell (c1845-1934) set up his piano and instrument shop at Cecilia House in Hills Road in 1874. They had a works in Tenison Road 1896-1933 and showrooms in St Mary’s Passage c.1912-28 and 130 East Road 1933-36. There were also branches in Bournemouth, Clacton-on-Sea, Norwich and Colchester. They became builders of small pipe organs c.1891 and also made harmoniums.
Do you have any information about the people or places in this article? If so, then please let us know using the Contact page or by emailing [email protected].