History of Commerce in Stoke-on-Trent
George Hallam's Cycle Shop - Longton



George Hallam's Cycle Shop - Longton

George Hallam was the proprietor to approximately 1905.


Hallam, George Thomas (1873-1940) mechanic, cycle proprietor 

George Thomas Hallam was born 19th March 1873, George Street, Longton, son of Thomas Hallam and Mary (nee Colley [1839-1915]).

He was apprenticed as a blacksmith but never seems to have followed that trade, preferring to be involved in things mechanical.

He married Clara Elizabeth Harris, 11th February 1892 at St Gregory's RC Church, Longton, daughter of James Harris & Eliza (nee Tunnicliffe).

In about 1905 they moved to Wolverhampton where George was foreman at the Briton Motor Company. In 1915 they moved to Coventry, where he was the proprietor of a "Motor Garage". During World War 1 he was an aeroplane engine fitter.

Clara (his first wife) died in 1918, a victim of the influenza epidemic. They do not seem to have had any children.
He married Mary Jane Hulse 29th April 1919 at a Roman Catholic Church in Warwickshire. Mary Jane was also born in Longton (1882).

George Thomas Hallam died 14th December 1940 in Warwick Hospital.

Clara Hallam
Clara Hallam - presumably on
one of the bicycles made or
sold in the shop.

George Hallam with his father Thomas
George Hallam with his father Thomas, probably
taken near Trentham.

George's father, Thomas Hallam was born March 1837 in Longton, son of George Hallam
(1815-1881) and Matilda (formerly Deakin [1818-1892]).
He was an Engine Tender, but according to the 1891 census he was an Engine
Driver, and according to his son's marriage certificate he was a Civil Engineer.

Thomas married Mary Colley in 1868; it was his second marriage, his first wife, Emma, having died in that same year.
Thomas Hallam died 6th January 1904 at No 3 Albert Street, Longton.

Source: Norman Hallam email: NDHALLAM@aol.com

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