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Elsie Hinson's collection
Harry Hinson
Baker - general stores

Harry Ernest Hinson aged 26 married Annie Ruth Elliott aged 24, both of Stanwick, at the Parish Church, Stanwick on 17th April 1900. Harry had been born at Brackley and was working as a currier at Stanwick. Annie Ruth was daughter of John Elliott and Emily (nee Braybrook), born 7th July 1875 at Stanwick.

Their daughter Elsie was born on 17th June 1901 at Higham Ferrers, but then moved to Chelveston.

with van
Harry and Annie's 1900 wedding at Stanwick

Harry Hinson was trading at Chelveston in 1906 as a baker, and he continued there until at least 1927. Harry was much involved in the fundraising and building for the Baptist Chapel at Chelveston.

Elsie Hinson ran various stalls at the local fetes or bazaars. She may also have taken shorthand-typing classes with Mrs. Clark, as she had kept two photographs.




During WWI Elsie wrote to some of the soldiers who had been billeted locally, when they went off to serve.

YMCA stamps
Bible inscription: A present from Mr Mapish Hargrave
YMCA fundraising stamps inside her bible

In 1920 Elsie was issued with her first driving licence. Her father bought a Ford van, second hand, from The Advance Motor Repiar and Hire Company, at Raunds, on the 30th November 1922, for £65 "sold as seen."

Invoice for the van

The advert for Chelveston Cum Caldecott Agricultural .....
Probably Elsie Hinson in the front of the van ..... having recently applied for her licence and Harry standing in front?

with van
c1922 The Hinsons outside with their van - BD25...

In 1927 Elsie married Roland Vivian Tiney (born 31 Mar 1905, Woodford), son of Bartlett (a currier) and Mary (nee Barnes), who were married at Woodford Baptist Church on 31st March 1902. Roland was working as a tailor.

shop and vehicle  Harry
c1935 shop and vehicle RP4800
Harry Hinson

1927 Wedding at Chelveston

Roland as a young man
A Portrait of Elsie c1930

About 1927 Harry Hinson and Annie Ruth moved to Doddington Road, Wellingborough, where they kept a shop and in 1930 they successfully applied for a sub Post Office facility.

general store
c1935 Hinson's General Stores & Post Office
Doddington Road, Wellingborough.

Harry, Elsie and Ruth
c1945 Harry, Elsie and Ruth Hinson

Elsie had been working for her parents when, in 1952 Harry died. So Elsie and Roland left Chelveston and moved to the shop. Elsie continued the shop, and Roland was working as a clothing presser. Annie Ruth died in 1958.

general store
c1945? now Hinson's General Stores

Roland & Elsie Tiney
Roland & Elsie Tiney

Elsie and Roland were active members of the Mill Road Baptist Church at Wellingborough, where Elsie sang in the choir and played the organ too. Elsie had kept two Christmas cards that had been sent by friends at Rushden.

Roland died in 1985 and Elsie in 1991.

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