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William Burrows & Co.,  Printers.
Lake Street, Lower Gornal.
William Burrows, age 19, printer compositor was living at 30 Lake Street with Mother Eliza. [1891 Census]
William Burrows had established his printing company in Lake Street by 1910, sometime in the 1930s, the works was moved to the old Chapel building at the junction of Turner Street and Lake Street.
In 1911 Census he describes himself as a "letterpress jobbing printer & paper bag maker"
The Methodists had already moved into their newly built chapel on the opposite side of the road in 1927.
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Burrows the printers looked after many of the local trades business print needs and printed many of the local publications.
The printing works moved to a new premises in Tansey Green Road, Pensnett in the 1970s, the old works in Lake Street was demolished shortly afterwards.
The company eventually suffered the fate of many other small print companies in the digital age.
The following two pictures taken c1955, show the printing presses in the Burrows print shop in the old Methodist Chapel building.
B. Powney & Co.  Printers.
24 Zoar Street, Lower Gornal.
24 Zoar Street, 2019.
1901 census shows Benjamin with mother Caroline and family living at Gornal, his mother was a Grocer - shopkeeper and he was a Printers Compositor at age 17.
Benjamin Powney, age 27, was trading as a Jobbing Letterpress Printer from No.24 Zoar Street in 1911. [Census] Still at Nr. 24 in in 1913.
The premises is still in Zoar Street but the shop is presently unused.