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Thomas Woolsey, Asphalt Maker of Spalding

A cart pulled by two horses stands outside the premises of T.Woolsey, Asphalt maker of Double Street, Spalding. The cart has the name Thomas Woolsey on it. Three men and one lady are stood around the cart, i presume these are members of the Woolsey family.

If you have any information on this family, or the business then please leave a comment.

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AOS P 3321 USED..1910 in Double Street, Spalding, where the Woolsey family ran their asphalt business – as shown in the name on the cart .

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  1. Hello, I came across this picture when researching my family tree. My great grandmother’s sister was married to Harry Woolsey, Thomas’s son. I’m afraid I don’t have any pictures or anecdotes, etc., but I have census info and family tree connections if that’s any use.

      1. Hi, I’ve tried to attach the census as a PDF but can’t seem to get it to work. Any suggestions?

  2. Thomas and Betsy Woolsey are my Gt Gt Grandparents. I have just found this piece of my history!

  3. My dad’s name is Colin Woolsey. His father was Harry Woolsey born 1914, his grandfather was also Harry born in the 1800’s. My dad has a copy of this picture from a newspaper. His family lived in Spalding.

  4. Visiting Spalding this coming week end to meet up with family members, have not visted for over 40 years. Hopefully someone may have more information. Colin Woolsey

  5. Not sure if anyone is still reading this thread, but I can add some information,

    My father’s name is Reginald Woolsey, and Thomas Woolsey is my Great Grandfather, the lady in the photo to his left is my Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Woolsey (Nee Cardell) Thomas’s wife,
    I’m not sure about the other two gent’s in the photo. but the chap to the right may be my Grandfather Stanley Woolsey, who helped run the business and was one of the inheritors to Thomas’s estate after his death,
    I have a photo of the family at the wedding of John W (Ally) Bright to Edith Woolsey, the photo was taken at the family farm just outside Spalding (Waplode or Gedney, not sure which), the farm is still known locally as Woolsey’s farm and I believe is the headquarters of an insurance company.
    I can forward a photo of the wedding portrait by Email if any one wants it, can’t see any way of adding it here.
    Regards,
    John

  6. My father Syd Woolsey was one of Harry’s many children and the surviving and he died 17th March 2021. Loving this photo of my great Grandfather Thomas and his wife.
    Always interested in anything to do with the Woolsey clan. I still live locally and work as a builder
    Mel Woolsey

      1. My nans mum was Betsey Woolsey. I found her on ancestry by the photo of the woolsey wedding. My Nan is the image of Elizabeth Woolsey and this is how I traced her to be part of the family. In the 1911 census Betsey was married to William Henry Clarke. When I got Betsey birth certificate no father was on the certificate. I would really appreciate if anyone knows about my maternal grandmother Betsey as there is not any information on her from after my nan was born.

  7. My great Grandmother was Betsey woolsey. I found this out through ancestry. I gained interest when I saw the picture of the family wedding as my nan was the image of Elizabeth Woolsey her Grandmother. Can anyone help me to get some more information on my maternal grandmother Betsey. I know she married o William Henry Clarke two years before my nan was born. However Henry was not on my nans birth certificate. I would love to know what happened to Betsey as there does not seem to be any other information about her. Can anyone help ?

  8. My nans mum was Betsey Woolsey. I found her on ancestry by the photo of the woolsey wedding. My Nan is the image of Elizabeth Woolsey and this is how I traced her to be part of the family. In the 1911 census Betsey was married to William Henry Clarke. When I got Betsey birth certificate no father was on the certificate. I would really appreciate if anyone knows about my maternal grandmother Betsey as there is not any information on her from after my nan was born.

    1. Hi thank you for all this my nan was Dorothy Woolsey born in 1904 in spalding and her parents was Thomas and Elizabeth Woolsey if any one has any pictures I would love to see them my mums name was Lorraine June critchley (Cobbin)

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