Can You Suggest Where I Can Find Out About Thomas Orton of Atherstone?

Long Street, Atherstone, 1950s. C12 on the Atherstone House History project.
Image courtesy of The Friends of Atherstone Heritage, Marion Alexander.

Good morning,

I have been looking at your project for Atherstone and wondered if you had any more information re my Great Grandfather Thomas Orton who is listed as a Tailor Draper at 57 Long Street in the 1851 census. In the 1871 census he is listed as Tailor Outfitter at 25 Long Street along with my Grandfather Alfred Orton who is a 7 year old scholar at that time.

My grandfather in 1881 is listed as a Drapers apprentice in Newberry. In 1884 he came to Australia and ended up as the Manager of BOANS in Perth and then as a Farmer at Nembudding in West Australia.

I was wondering if the address listed above were the actual shop address of home address or both?

I also saw that there was a photo of Ortons yard circa 1900 and I also wondered if that was related to me as well.

Look forward to hearing from you.