Please note Caldwell Street was called Holland Street in 1881 – see here.
Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 45a Holland street was Roe & Merchant’s Aerated Water Works.
Expanding on the info taken from Kelly’s Directory and looking at the Census we find out a little more…
Due to the fact that the Census for 1881 for this part of the street is damaged I have had to examine the census from 1871 and 1891 to see the Aerated Water Works is listed. This business is not on the 1871 Census but luckily it appears on that of 1891.
We can see a Mr Samuel Palethorpe living here with his profession listed as ‘Mineral Water Workforceman’ and so we can see that ten years after Kelly’s directory 1881 this business is still in existence.
|Name||Relation to head of household||Age||Year born||Town of birth||City of birth||Country of birth||Profession|
|Samuel Palethorpe||Head||45||abt 1846||Gummelstone||Nottinghamshire||England||Mineral Water Workforceman|
|Elizabeth Palethorpe||Wife||43||abt 1848||Canterbury||Kent||England||/|
An example of the sort of equipment used in the business of water aeration.