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Post by rusty » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:28 am

A relative of mine is noted as a job the Title Oilcart man circa 1901 can anybody expand on this ?

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Post by Mr Smith » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:39 am

I believe it was a person who went around the streets with his cart selling
paraffin to households. They used paraffin a lot in the old days as not everyone
had electric lighting. I remember when I lived in Albert Street that our lights
were gas.
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