This week, Lowell Black, an MA student from UCL, has been helping me with some research, and in between my duties as the Prescot Street Archaeological Shopper and recruitment officer, I haven’t had time to get to the Local Records Office yet.

Lowell was duely sent off with instructions to research census returns for 2, 4 and 6 South Tenter Street. Her first visit entailed a look at the 1871 census, which showed that Tenter Street was a very busy place indeed – Number 1 had 16 people (3 families) living under the one roof, including the illustrious American, Mr David Ramus, whose occupation is stated as “traveller and singer”. I’ll add more as the research progresses.