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Postby Jools » 26 Jan 2020, 18:39

Could anyone let me know where Becks Yard, St. James Street was please?
It’s come up as an address for one of my ancestors. Thanks
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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby EWW » 26 Jan 2020, 22:54

Hello J. I cannot find any Becks yard in anything I have at all. This is not to say there wasnt one though. As we have said
many times on here before that the yards changed names over time. The only yard I can come up with in SJS is the one
in this picture through the opening marked X that was Brown's Yard. Will keep looking though.

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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby Tresagreen » 27 Jan 2020, 09:29

Hi Jools, any chance we could know the name of your ancestor and the date they lived there? T
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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby EWW » 27 Jan 2020, 12:10

Looked through lots more directories and can only find one yard in SJS in any of them plus one Court which was Tower Ct. Browns yard shows
on all of them. I have a book than lists all places in Lynn from the 12c but no Becks at all. (still may have been one though)
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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby Jools » 28 Jan 2020, 10:41

Tresagreen wrote:Hi Jools, any chance we could know the name of your ancestor and the date they lived there? T


Hi I’m tracing where my Great grandfather Martin Coe lived. He had a cycle shop in St James Street where Bayes used to be and where funeral directors is now. Had a flourishing business with servants in 1911 living in Regent Place but ended up dying in the workhouse at Gayton in 1925 from “exhaustion”. He was still at Regent Place in 1919 so it’s a mystery as to his decline to his death in 1925. They moved to Grimston around 1922. His wife and children went to workhouse too and my great uncle was actually born there a few months after his father’s death. They were then rehoused, I think with relatives, at Great Common Lane, Grimston. I was given the info below


1919 7 Regent Place
1920 Martin Coe Becks Yard, St. James Street
1922 Great Common Lane, Grimston
1925 just Jessie and children Great Common Lane, Grimston
1926,1929, 1931 Jessie 3 Marshalls Yard, Lynn

I had never heard of Becks Yard so wondered if anyone else had any idea.
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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby Tresagreen » 28 Jan 2020, 19:39

Hi again Jools, what a sad story.Nothing as yet for Becks Yard, but we are still looking. You never know, something may turn up, things have in the past. Regards Teri
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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby westwinch » 29 Jan 2020, 01:03

Kellys Directory 1916, Cycle Manufacturers, Coe Martin, 55 St James' Street, Lynn
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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby EWW » 29 Jan 2020, 10:03

There is a picture on here of a cycle shop in SJS. I will look it up and repost.
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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby EWW » 29 Jan 2020, 10:41

Quite a lot in this SJS thread. Some of it is from the original poster of this thread so may not be of much use to her.

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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby Jools » 29 Jan 2020, 13:23

westwinch wrote:Kellys Directory 1916, Cycle Manufacturers, Coe Martin, 55 St James' Street, Lynn



Thank you. I’ve managed to find him in Kelly’s up to 1919 then the trail stops.

I have posted quite a bit about him in the Family History thread on here.

I’m just intrigued to try and find out what happened to create his downfall. Didn’t know whether it might be the affect of the war and perhaps he couldn’t get metal to build his bikes and prams etc during the war. He had farming family in Grimston and it looks as though that was his last place before the workhouse. My great uncle mentioned a fire but that’s all I have to go in.
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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby Tresagreen » 29 Jan 2020, 22:58

One for you EW, on the attached pic of the map of Lynn 1881, there is another yard next to the old Grammar School in St James St. Do you know what it was?

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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby EWW » 29 Jan 2020, 23:08

Yes Ms Green I do :) . It is the Tower court that I mentioned.. try this link.

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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby Tresagreen » 29 Jan 2020, 23:39

Did it change its name then EW, because that definitely says yard?
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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby EWW » 29 Jan 2020, 23:58

I have it as Tower court and Cozens court in different publictions. The entrace was beside 39 St James St.
As we have said many times on here befor...the yards changed names like the wind direction.
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Re: Becks, Yard, St. James Street

Postby Tresagreen » 30 Jan 2020, 00:14

Guess we'll never know then.
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