B. Simmons & Son


Benjamin Simmons birthplace is a bit of a mystery. His date of birth on the 1839 register is given as 16 March 1897.  He married Ellen Louisa White, registered in Yeovil in 1921. Son Benjamin was born 28 December 1922 also registered in Yeovil. From the Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser - Saturday 25 August 1934 page 8: "CALF CLUB On Saturday Chippenham Young Farmersí Calf Club met with great success at the Wootton Bassett show. Miss Christine Adams was awarded second prize for judging dairy cows and heifers (D team), Master Ben Simmons, of Yatton Keynell, took first prize, also second and third and silver cup with a calf, spring weaned 1934 in competing against about 40 calves autumn weaned 1933 or Spring weaned 1933..." The family seemed to start appearing in the news in Yatton Yeynell in the early 1930s.

Ben Simmons Snr. of Sunnyside, Yatton Keynell, died on 4 January 1973. His birth date at time of death was given as 3 March 1897.

1 Pint Milk Bottle Simmons1.jpg
Printed in brown: B. SIMMONS & SON / YATTON KEYNELL. Cardboard Stopper type.

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