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New material added to our digital archive

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Seven volumes of watch job books from John Rudd, Watchmaker and Jeweller, Thurles, Co. Tipperary have just gone live on our digital archives.

They comprise 27,548 names and addresses of people who lived left in an item for repair at Rudd’s Watchmakers & Jewellers. Running from 1901 – 1930 some of the names appear on several occasions, but they are a wonderful genealogical insight for people trying to track down their ancestors in the mid-Tipperary area in particular.
While the majority of names are of people who lived in and around Thurles, there are also names of people from other parts of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Laois also included.

Some of the names tie in with other collections on the Tipp Studies Digital platform, such as Mrs. Benson, Main Street (1914) who also appears in out photographic collection from the late 1930s.

Tom Semple, noted captain of the famed Thurles Blues, is recorded from September 1915, as is his employers, the GSWR (Great Southern and Western Railway). He too can also be found referenced throughout our Tipperary GAA Yearbook collection, and in this image of the winning All Ireland Senior Hurling team of 1908.

The collection can be found at the following link:

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