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German Hairdressers in the UK: Their Effect Upon the British Way of Life

By Jenny Towey. A history of the German immigrants to the UK who were hairdressers, chiefly from the 19th century, but with a short history of hairdressing in Hannover. Why so many immigrants were hairdressers, with examples from members' researchers. Their effect on the early closing movement in the UK. Many names quoted....

Supplied by: Anglo-German Family History Society Product Ref: ANG-J3

Sugarbakers, From Sweat to Sweetness.

by Bryan Mawer. 2nd ed (2011). A history of the German involvement in sugar refining in UK. The result of many years research in UK and Germany. Many German immigrants in the 19th century, especially from NW Germany, worked in the sugar industry. This book illustrates their history using many examples from immigrant families. Contains a list of sugar bakers from contemporary Trade Directories. (11...

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The Wandering Musicians of West Pfalz

By John Willrich. 1st edition (February 2003). In the 19th century German Bands were a common sight on the streets of Britain. This book shows that many of them came from the western Palatinate (Pfalz) now in Rheinland-Pfalz. John Willrich, who descends from one of those musicians, includes in his story many details of why the musicians took up this way of life and how they trained for it. Much is...

Supplied by: Anglo-German Family History Society Product Ref: ANG-J2

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