Mary Brumby's Maths Books - Shopping Lists

Winteringham Local History and Genealogy

Mary Brumby’s Maths Books - Shopping lists, from the National School

Mrs Brumby and children

We believe the girl in the centre of this photograph is Mary Brumby.  This is extracted from a postcard, part of which forms the site banner above - in the mid distance just to the left of centre.  Mary was about 13 or 14 when the books from which the pages below are extracted, and was obviously an intelligent young girl judging by her excellent maths!

These pages below show shopping lists from her maths books, which use the names of local traders in Winteringham and Winterton, and suggest the kinds of goods they sold, and the prices charged for these.  As well as the mathematical methods shown, and the use of imperial measures in all calculations, these are fascinating historical documents giving a wonderful insight of the period 1912-1913.

Photographed by Ken Jacobs and produced by kind permission of Winteringham School

Mary Brumby's Winteringham National School Maths Books - Edwin Wilford

Edwin Wilford was listed in the Kelly’s 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire, as “ draper, grocer, & boot and shoe warehouse, King Street, Winterton.  This page was written on 4th February 1913.

Mary Brumby's Winteringham National School Maths Books -  FT Chapman Chemist Winterton

Frederick Thomas Chapman, was a chemist, druggist, and Post Office in King Street Winterton.  His name was “blind stamped” on the photograph of the “Swell” in Winteringham Haven, as shown on this site here.  Whether he was the photographer of that vessel, or responsible for its reproduction we are not currently sure.  This page was written on 22nd January 1913.

Mary Brumby's Winteringham National School Maths Books - E Wilford

Another list from Edwin Wilford. on 4th March 1913.  Note the 3 sacks of potatoes, each of 3 bushels at 4d a gallon.  A bushel was a unit of dry volume, usually subdivided into 8 gallons, measures used most frequently as here, in agriculture.  Eggs were 9d for 10, and oranges 10 a dozen, with apples 5 for 3d.

Mary Brumby's Winteringham National School Maths Books - Edmund Bickell

This list of 6th March 1913, was theoretically from Mr Edmund Bickell, in the Post Office (now a house, and behind the red telephone box).  By this time Mr Bickell was about 80 years and according to the 1912 Guide of Winteringham, had lived in the village upwards of 55 years, having been one of the early schoolmasters at Winteringham, after also being at Howarth where he knew Charlotte Bronte by sight.  The Handson referred to may be the village Butcher George William Handson.

Mary Brumby's Winteringham National School Maths Books - E Wilford

Another list from Edwin Wilford of Winterton, for various measures of cloths, on 8th February 1913.

Mary Brumby's Winteringham National School Maths Books - Edwin Bray

Edwin Bray was a draper and grocer, with his shop being on the corner of Market Hill and High Burgage, February 11th 1913.  It is believed the photo shown here, is of Edwin Bray outside his shop at about the time that Mary was doing her shopping lists at school.

Mary Brumby's Winteringham National School Maths Books - L Booth

Arthur Booth had a shop, believed to be in West End.  13th February 1913

Mary Brumby's Winteringham National School Maths Books - George Clayton

George Clayton was one og the village carriers according to the Kelly’s Directory of 1913, going to Hull on Tuesday’s and Fridays, and this may reflect the kinds of items that he brought back, though his wife Eliza was a grocer in the 1901 census.  February 18th 1913.  A packet of needles cost just 3d!

Mary Brumby's Winteringham National School Maths Books - D Andrews

20th February 1913: David L Andrew, grocer, confectioner, tobacconist, and general stores, a retired police inspector, was a real village entrepreneur in West End, as detailed here. It is suggested that he is the man in the site banner (above) on the extreme right, and responsible for many of the village postcards of the time as well as helping with the Winteringham Guide 1912.

Mary Brumby's Winteringham National School Maths Books - Edwin Wilford

More from Edwin Wilford on 24th February 1913.

Mary Brumby's Winteringham National School Maths Books - George Handson

26th February 1913:     This would appear to be a butcher’s order, from George Handson, possibly going by an accepted and well-known village nickname.

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