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George Tromans
The last Jews Harp maker in Rowley around 1952
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Reply Mick
8:05 AM on February 28, 2011 
George Tromans died in 1947 aged 70, so this picture was taken earlier than 1952
Reply Alaska
10:33 AM on February 1, 2011 
Thanks James. As one who was born in New John Street, I know where you mean. The small row of house's still there, epecially the end one with the wide entrance, I remember well. I'll look forward to your article, as I had no idea we had a Jews Harp maker there. I can see now, I should have asked my parents a lot more questions.
Reply Web Master
4:40 PM on January 31, 2011 
Alaska says...
Where was the workshop in Long Lane James ?

As I understand it, it was at Shell Corner where the houses in front of the Mosque are. Originally most of the Jews Harp makers were in Rowley Village or Newtown in Cradley Heath, some of them moved to Bham in the 1830s and made quite a success of it, ive got an article to place on this subject when time allows
Reply Alaska
10:35 AM on January 31, 2011 
Where was the workshop in Long Lane James ?