26 January 2017

Robert Hamnett in Glossop, Derbyshire

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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