ORIGINALLY POSTED BY seanwiles 04 February, 2006, 10:03:19 PM
This is a mysterious and interesting tale, I would like to know more, is there some connection between john phillips stafford and julius stafford baker? if not the stafford bit is a hell of a coincidence.
also , who was Phil May?
and “a few guineas” was quite a lot of money to pay an apprentice in the 1890’s