‘A Prominent Baptist’: The life of Horace Newman revealed through his obituary

We’re always hunting through the newspaper archives for information about Newman Brothers and occasionally we come across a gem! Most days we spend hours trawling through records, but to no avail, and then occasionally it feels like there is very little effort involved in discovering new finds. This latest piece of information falls into the […]

Job Opportunity: Coffin Works’ Casual Visitor Operations Co-ordinator

We are currently recruiting for Coffin Works’ Casual Visitor Operations Co-ordinators. Please see below for details of the job role and how to apply.     Role Description Role Title Casual Visitor Operations Co-ordinators Working days and times   As required. We will give you as much notice as possible, but some shifts will be […]

A ‘lost’ workforce now found: uncovering Newman Brothers in the 1921 census

Wooden stand in foreground with Brass sign 'The House of Newman'

Since beginning our research into the Newman Brothers’ workforce over eight years ago we always knew that we hadn’t got the complete story, largely because of missing ledgers and information. As we often remind people, our paper archive only stretches back to the early 1930s; everything before is shrouded in mystery and conjecture. But since […]