SBD Publications, Video and Backissues
The SBD has
been able to discover and acquire many hard to obtain
some of which are unobtainable from any other source. The out of print
books offerred below are more expensive to buy second hand than they
via the Society.
Prices apply to SBD members
We have four copies of extremely old
Pictures available to our members. These are quite possibly exclusive
to the SBD!
1 Brushmakers Society Arms 1830
2 The Brush
3 The Brush
4 The Sweep
NB The quality has been purposely downgraded for this page. They are
superb full colour copies, A4 size on thick white photo paper, suitable
for framing. £3 each plus 50p p/p or £12 the four, post
Overseas please add extra 50p per order.
- A Norfolk Craft
Not just about Norfolk, but a beautifully designed, colourful,
booklet with wonderful old pictures and engravings showing the history
of brush and broom making and many old types of brushes..
for its A4 size transparency of the 1839 Brushmakers Society Arms
Out of Print These have been in storage since the1970s and are as
20 pages plus two A4 transparencies- 1839 Arms & Lady at
SBD price £5.75 + 50p p/p (p/p abroad £ 1.50)
A Brush WIth Heritage
Published June 1996 .See Home Page for Special Offer
- May also be available from East Anglian Studies Dept.,
University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk. UK.
Published price £5.75.
In Love And Unity - A Book About Brushmaking
Tom Girtin 1961. These have been in storage since 1961 and are in as
Written to commemmorate Hamilton's 150th anniversary.
A history of the Hamilton Brush Company with many interesting pictures
of work and processes. Unavailable elsewhere!.
112 pages. 8 b/w photo plates. Hardback with dust-jacket.
SBD price just £5.50 + £1.50 p/p. (p/p abroad
Brushmakers Society Lists
Each year the Brushmakers' Society compiled a list of "legal
brushmakers", ie-Society members.A handful of copies survive. The
were rescued by William Kiddier in the 1920s and rediscovered in
surviving original copies were donated to the Working Class Movement
in Salford where they are not so easy to consult. They contain details,
by area, of brushmakers, and employers plus apprentice, superannuation
and tramp details and some details of deceased members.They do not give
addresses, but can be very useful in locating lost brushmakers or other
members of brushmaking families. By using them in conjunction with
and censuses members have found "lost" brushmakers. These reprints are
unique to the SBD and are unobtainable from any other source.
"1829" £2.75 plus 50p p/p
"1851" (census year) "1865" "1869" - £3.25 each + 50p p/p Please
include £1.75 p/p per order abroad
Video - The History of The Brushmakers Society.
DVD Video approx 20 minutes. Specially made in 1983 by the
Makers Union to celebrate the amalgamation of the Brushmakers Society.
It features a commentary on their history and features many old photos,
items and documents discovered in William Kiddiers chest, many show
of brushmakers (indentures etc).
£4.50 + 75p p/p..(£1.50 p/p abroad)
BACKISSUES of Society Journals
All Back Issues are available to members only at £1.50
each. (UK post paid)
Journal No 1
Welcome...An introduction to the Society and its aims. Christmas
were so many weddings on Christmas Day? Brass Tanks, Brass Bands &
Brushes...Roy Millington's article on the varied interests of the
of Nuneaton Tramps & Unions...A short history of the practice of
Who Was the Bass Man?...How "bass" for bass-brooms was discovered
it Wright...Scottish Sources Society Badges...A note on the old
Arms. Members Interests Nordic Roots...Did Vikings use brushes?
Index to Brushmakers in Old Trade Unions-Old Trade Unions is a rare
book written about the old Brushmakers Society.A complete index of the
hundreds of names mentioned in the book with a free Members' search
plus pictures of Kent St SE London, Upper Abbey St, Nuneaton, Kings
Lynn and Scottish Society arms, London shops, brushmakers relieved in
in 1816, Glossary of some brushmaking terms
Journal No 2
William Kiddiers Treasure Chest...the amazing story of how the books
documents used to write "Old Trade Unions" in the 1920s were found by
chance after being lost for over 50 years!
William Kiddier, The Artist Brushmaker...-Sue Kay's article on the
life and work of this amazing man.
Its Surprising What Turns Up...Janet Heskins' extracts from Apprentice
records for Gloucester, 1841 census Witham, Essex;1861 census
More on the Bassman....a little more on who he may have been. The
Tradesman...How the trade of Brushmaker was described in 1747. Our
House...The story of the (only?) Brushmakers Arms pub. Letters &
Journal No 3
A Little More on Kiddier....Sue Kay British Museum N&P Library
Poor as a Brushmaker...Janet HESKINS account of the fortunes of the
ISAACS Worcester Census 1861...More extracts.
An Afternoon at Kents....How a brush is made. A Brushmaking
Joyce Torrice's ancestor was involved in the American Civil War.
Hull Brushmakers...The TURNERS of Hull
An Old Photograph....Sue Kay ponders on a family heirloom. Members
submissions from Salford, Bristol, Kent & Suffolk Members Interests
New York Brushmakers...A complete 19th century list from the USA. And
Journal No 4
A Guided Tour of a Banner...The National Society of Brushmakers 1840
The Broom Squires of Hindhead....how this area was renowned for its
and brushmakers. 1881 census extracts for Norwich
York Brushmakers...Information from newspapers and local archives.
Brushes, Broommen & The Borough....Article with lots of
the main brushmaking area of London, its history and sources for local
Brushmakers in Directories for Kent St/ Tabard St Southwark 1894 Trades
Directory London 1894.
1904 Trades Directory Leeds & Bradford area. Members Interests
Journal No 5
Pemberton's Catalogue..items from a C19 catalogue From a Parish
Devon Brushmaker's story The Humble Toothbrush..a history of this
item Homeworking..not all brushmakers worked in "shops"! Uncle Ernie
modern brushmaker's story The Castle Museums..where brushmaking
and items can be seen. Blue Dick & The CULMERS..who was Blue
out! The Kent Brush Strike..a post WWI story
1851 Census of St Georges Southwark...complete extract of all
Plus lots of pictures and usual items.
Journal No 6
The Whites of Surrey..There are many brushmakers named WHITE from the
area.The story of two.
Cloak, Brush and Dagger...Hush, hush wartime brush making! Bristol
brushmakers...Some information. Kent Woodware Co..How are the wooden
made? Whitakers Almanac 1920..An interesting article by the then
of the British Brushmakers' Association On the Tramp...Some examples of
routes taken by brushmakers on the Tramp--from old "blanks". 1851 St
the Martyr Census Pt.2 N-Z Lots of member's interests and letters
Journal No 7
Brushmakers, Apprentices and All Things Fishy!...information on
unlikely places to look for brushmaking apprentices and list of many
London Livery Company records.
Jones & Co..illustration of Bristol brush shop. The Harpers of
Norwich Apprentice items..Southwark and Bristol
Love on the Tramp..How did your ancestor meet his wife?The unsuspected
links that existed between tradesmen
Needs Must...A settlement examination from Devon that may shed light
on similar situations with other brushmakers.
Kew Apprentices..A List from 1804-1810. Lots of brushmakers from parish
records, etc etc. Letters and Member's Interests.
Journal No 8
Kings Lynn baptisms etc. More Fishmongers Co Brushmaker apprentices
Miscellany..varied relevant items on the history of the trade Seakins
Brushmakers...A large family,linked to other brushmaking families as
employers or by marriage. Index to Old Trade Unions Second
of Brushmakers! Brushmaker References from the Romany And Traveller
of brushmakers John Turner's Index to the 1851 Liverpool Census Gores
of Liverpool 1851-1859 Members Interests.Letters etc
Journal No 9
Unusual Craft Terms...R A Leeson Besoms..How a birch broom is made. The
Witches Broom...Why are witches shown riding broomsticks?Lots of broom
related folklore and customs. Axminster Brushmakers...Coates and
of Axminster and their history(both firms now defunct)
The Dublin Society Banner.How the Irish Brushmakers' Society went about
making their own individual Society Banner.From a letter written by an
old brushmaker. Old Ordnance Survey Maps.How the reprinted maps which
PO Directory information can be of use.
Romany & Traveller Census Submissions showing brushmakers. Lord
Roberts Workshop...A charity which allows disabled servicemen to make
Australian Handbook...Each year British firms could advertise goods
for export to Australia.Some brushmakers shown. Letters, Interests,
Journal No 10
The Sailor's Murder + Broom Squires..Surrey and Hampshire More City
Companies The Bramshill Moorcocks..Surrey brushmakers York Brushmakers
King of Bucks and Marylebone. Two New Family History Magazines-review.
Submissions and Letters
Beware, it is May! Superstitions! Shottermill Broommaker- nice
More on Surrey Broom Squires The Mortimores of Devon..a young members
with list of some other Devon brushmakers. 1833 Brushmakers Call
reprint of 1833 list of London brushmakers.Lots of names (probably from
only surviving copy) Something on he Side - sidelines made by
Business Cards at the Guildhall Library +Lots More!
Journal No 12
Rooneys of Walthamstow-old established firm Irish roots Brush Drawing
common form of C19th brush making Local Archives
Freemen of City of Gloucester. Censuses- Shottermill, Melksham, Diss.
Flints of Lincoln, Walsall BMs, Lots, lots more!
Journal No 2/1
The Marriage Witness Index-Internet. Thomas Paine-The Truth! Spotlight
on Industry-Reprint of old newspaper article.
jottings of Richard Moss (fiction). Letters From Canada-from a
C19th emigrant. Norfolk Woodturners and Brushmakers, Lots, lots
Journal No 2/2
Nothing Dusty About Cressers. William Seale of York- cuttings. Letters
From Canada II. H Hart- An east London Company-pic. members Interests
Submissions, Lots, lots more!
Journal No 2/3
UK research service for SBD members. Brush Makers Arms of Kings Lynn.
or Tramp?-reprint of article that started it all! On The Road-Printers
also tramped! European Brush Museum. James Simmons' Diaries-C19th diary
mentions Surrey brushmakers.
Journal No 2/4
Newcastle Brushmakers. Ontario Brushmakers from censuses. Copy of
Society presentation to Henry Wood-1862
James Simmons Diaries II. Signboards of Old London. Usual
Journal No 2/5
The Heinous Crime of Henry Wainwright-A tale of murder and mayhem in
Whitechapel. Shearmans of Kings Lynn
Exeter Militia Lists Additions to SBD holdings. Zora's Column- Zora
Pinney's visit to Polish Brushmakers.
Journal No 2/6
Lots of members Submissions. Six poor travellers-A Rochester Charity. A
Wartime Tale-how a unique collection of brushes were saved from the
Paupers and Pigkillers-A North Somerset clergyman's Diary.
pictures etc etc
Journal No 2/7
Lunches and Hunches Alix Mortimer..How the SBD helped with Alix’s
Coventry Apprentices and Master Brushmakers. Reynolds Ilustrated.An old
news article. Ken Doughty-who’s he? Lighthearted article on how the SBD
was formed etc. Watt’s Charity, Rochester. Some pictures. Lots of
Journal No 2/8
Even More on Thomas Paine. A Calendar of the Registers of the City of
The Brushmaker. More Moores Various reference to MOORE brushmakers.
Items from the SBD’s holdings. The Sun Brush Company. Letters,
Journal No 2/9
More from Lesley Watson Walker. Lovell’s Brushes and other bits of
Fighting for Queen and Country. George MOORE’s service history and more
about this London brushmaking family. Births and Marriages from Eunice
Wilson. More on Henry Wainwright (see 2/5). Letters, Submissions and
Journal No 2/10
Review of "My ancestors were Gypsies". The 1881 LDS Census CD Rom set.
Letters New Slant on the Source of Horse Hair. Making Besoms.
Extract of All Brushmakers shown on 1851 Bristol Census Part 1.
Journal No 2/11
SBD News. Flemings of Halifax. Tin Box. Changing Professions in the
1800s. Extract of All Brushmakers shown on 1851 Bristol Census Part 1.
Journal No 2/12
The Broom Squire-a new play. Bart's Welsh Legacy- Graeme Lloyd. The
Descendants of William Keeling...Bryon Keeling. Tin Box. Surrey census
Extracts. 1851 Census of Bristol Extracts Part 3. Members'
Journal No 3/1
Shocking News! We are Cousins!..E Hutchinson. It is a Small World.
Additions to Holdings. Axminster Museum Holdings. Kent
Brushmakers..L Watson Walker..Industrial Diseases (anthrax)..More on
Brushmakers Janet Gyford..Pigot Directory Extracts (Cumb. Lancs.
1828/9). Members' Interests
Journal No 3/2
SBD News. Odds & Ends..An Enterprising Young Man (Verrinders of
London) St Anthony. The Way You Say It! Tin Box.. More Holdings..
Brothers..A G Bryer..Members Interests Pigots Directory extracts 1835
Leics. Monmouth, Rutland, Staffs, Warwicks Worcs, N & S Wales)
Journal No 3/3
Oh no! Not More on Kiddier!..I Am A Brushmaker-poem.
A French Brushmaking Museum. Society Publications
Hidden Talents.Anthony Bryer. The Tin Box...Letters. Members
Journal No 3/4
SBD News. The Palmers and the Parson. Over Stowey Sources at
R.O.Bristling with Brushmakers......Theresa Heskins.Taverners...M E
Members’ Submissions. Witham Brushmakers....Janet Gyford. 1841 Witham
Census Extract.....Janet Gyford. The Tin Box.....Letters. History
of Cutthorpe Village Janet Jupar. Cricket!. Members Interests. Society
Journal No 3/5
SBD News/Editorial. More Bristol Brushmakers Bernice Pegler. Tramp
The Tin Box..Letters. Brushmakers in Essex, Herts, Sussex, Surrey and
1851. List of Shops in London. The Sheffield Strike
Doughty. Signatures of London Brushmakers. Skeletons Galore
Relieved 1816. 1851 Witham Census Extract..Janet Gyford. Members
Journal No 3/6
SBD News/Editorial. Shellshear Information and other submissions
Watson Walker.The Henry Wainwright Murder..Philippa Hoad
Ken Doughty. The History of Witham Essex… Witham Brushmakers
Gyford. 1861 Witham Census Extract.....Janet Gyford. 1871 Census Witham
Essex. Members Interests. Society Publications
Journal No 3/7
SBD News/Editorial. What's in a Name?-Review of popular first names
over the years. Will of James Thomasin of Witham. Ambrose Shelley of
Redlinch Surrey. The Broom Makers of Shirley (Bennetts). Modern
Brushmaking - 1901 article with pictures etc. Leicester Brushmakers
1851. Members Interests
All Back Issues are available to Members Only at £1.50
each. (UK post paid)
Page Updated January 2015