Gigney 'advertising plate' found.

Gibney advertising plate

On Saturday 28 April 2018, the Community Archive group held its annual exhibition. One of our visitors mentioned that his friend had a plate made by Gigney’s, the harness makers who used to trade in Wickford at the turn of the 20th Century.

The plate is shown.

Mr Gigney certainly was a local entrepreneur, producing leather work, local view postcards and advertising pottery.

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  • Hi. Thank you for your reply. If you need any permission then my wife Jill is Reg Gigney’s youngest daughter. The eldest, Lesley, is still alive.

    By John Wells (17/03/2023)
  • One of my 2 sisters-in-law has one, what in the family was I presume to be a one-off. Why would my sisters-in-law have one? They are the granddaughters of James GIGNEY, and I am married to the youngest.
    I am researching their life, and find them fascinating, yet don’t really seem to be getting anywhere. Still hoping that a service document may turn up with the van registration number listed, maybe a Gigney saddle, or another GIGNEY POSTCARD.
    There is also a link to the MOTTS of Coldnailhurst Farm, Braintree.
    if anyone from the Wickford History Group have events, shows etc, I am sure that the family would love to be invited.

    Editor: With the new data protection law, we would need an email address and their permission to contact them using it.

    By john wells (20/08/2018)

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