The Bull’s Head, 3 Willow Street
Florence Hamer Bussey (Florrie) started working for restaurant owner John Prendergast as a waitress in the Bull’s Head at the age of 16 in 1911. She was one of three female servants. Edith Thomas worked as a cook and Annie Evans worked as a housemaid. Both were both 22 years old.
Cambrian House, 7 Willow Street, Oswestry
By 1881, Rosa Jane Jones moved to Oswestry to live with her aunt and uncle at Cambrian House, Willow Street. Her uncle Thomas Roberts was an accountant and his wife Eliza Roberts worked as a milliner, a bookseller and a stationer. They employed a milliner’s assistant Lizzie Wilson (20 years) and Grace Humphries, a servant (18 years). By 1891 Rosa is working as a milliner with her aunt. Her uncle died in 1895 and her aunt in 1900 leaving Rosa as head of the house. By 1901 she gives her occupation as fancy draper, bookseller and stationer.
Also on Willow Street:
5 Willow Street
Mary Hughes ran a confectioners and newsagents
27 Willow Street
Sarah and Elizabeth worked as confectioners
43a Willow Street
Margaret Ann Stennett worked as a fancy draper.
45 Willow Street
Mary Gertrude Beard worked at home as a music teacher
57 Willow Street
Martha Ellen Pritchard worked as a draper.