'The Alders' Davenport - Account Book - Page 2
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Work done to bring the house up to standard, and moving in furniture
from Daw Bank House. Mr Norman is paid £59.16.0 for removal of
furniture, alternation of carpets, &c. Charles Cheetham charged
£49 for painting and papering the inside walls, and £21.10
for painting work on the outside of the house and greenhouse. The
fencing along the railway needs attention, and does the plumbing.
James Yates is paid £14.8.9 for gardener's wages; James
Yates appears in the 1901 census living at 152 Buxton Road with his
wife Emily and son Henry, employed as 'Housekepper, Groom' - it
is likely that, employed as the Coppock's housekeeper, Yates paid the
G.W.Smith is paid £2 for 'repairs to landau and brougham' - these
are two types of horse-drawn carriage.