Local Business

Cochrane Coal and Coke Merchants

By Susi Smith

Bill Cochrane and Bob Cochrane (in cab) c1920
Welwyn Garden City Library
Cochrane's employees at Welwyn Garden City Sidings c1920
Welwyn Garden City Library
Bill's son on Prince the coal horse, outside The Row, Hatfield Hyde.
Welwyn Garden City Library
John Cochrane Jnr. c1935
Welwyn Garden City Library

Cochrane’s Coal and Coke Merchants were one of the businesses operating in Cole Green Lane, Hatfield Hyde in the 1920s and 1930s.

Deliveries were made in the local area by Prince the horse and his cart who delivered his load throughout the local area.

Some of Cochrane’s employees in 1920 can be seen on the second photograph. They are Bill Cochrane, Jim Flitney, Bill Sands, Bob Cochrane and Bert Nash.

Does anyone have any memories of the coal merchants and their family?

This page was added on 09/05/2009.

Comments about this page

  • A question rather than a comment. Does anyone know when Cochrane’s coal business closed down in Cole Green Lane?

    By Robert Oakhill (03/06/2020)

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