26 January 2017

Robert Hamnett in Glossop, Derbyshire

'ROBERT HAMNETT
1855–1914
Glossop's first historian
and archaeologist
lived in the Railway Inn
which stood on this site
until 1909'

Norfolk Street, Glossop. Robert Hamnett was a 'watchmaker journeyman' with a shop at 14a High Street East and is perhaps best known for his book Glossop: A Sketch 'from the Earliest Period' (1904). Viper Press has now put this book – which incidentally contains a number of the original advertisements for businesses in Glossop – online here. The plaque was erected towards the end of last year.

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