Charles Cheers

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Charles Cheers was born in Cheshire to John and Margaret. He was educated at the Liverpool Institute. He was an Alderman and member of the Court of Common Council. He also served as Sheriff in 1907, the Lord Mayor from 1915-1916. For his services to London he received a Knighthood. His name appears on many memorials in Hythe, Kent.

He was a member of the Sussex Motor Yacht Club, he also contributed to many charities throughout England. He died in 1941 at 82.

What you may not know about Charles Cheers Wakefield 1st Viscount Wakefield is that in 1899, he founded Wakefield Oil Company. While I know that name doesn’t jog most people’s memory it was later changed to Castrol. I know most men will recognize that name. That company is still in business to this day, they produce lubricants that are used in vehicles, airplanes and motorcycles.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Another true test of time invention.

Oct 11, 2018 01:48 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jame. You were right. Did not have a clue until the name Castrol was mentioned. Enjoy your day!

Oct 11, 2018 04:14 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray Castrol Oil.... a common name to everyone....

Oct 11, 2018 05:01 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Glad it was an oil I have used and not castor oil!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 11, 2018 05:03 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  I wonder if he and his friends said cheers a lot when he had a cocktail?

Oct 11, 2018 05:22 AM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The British have given us so much so it is nice to add another name to the list.

Oct 11, 2018 06:43 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. A good read today and I would never have known.

Oct 11, 2018 06:43 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I have a friend whose last name is Wakefield, I will have to ask her if she knows about this guy or if she might even be related in some way.

Oct 11, 2018 06:58 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - although Wakefield rang a bell Castrol is a well known oil with a good reputation.

Oct 11, 2018 08:34 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - I have seen that name when inside an auto parts store.  

Oct 11, 2018 11:23 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

James, of his heirs bought the house next door to us in Los Angeles.  So I knew a bit about that.  A

Oct 11, 2018 02:44 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I do know of Castrol because of American Pickers! 

Oct 11, 2018 04:39 PM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, another tidbit that I never knew but, I do know Castrol!

Happy Thursday, James!

Oct 11, 2018 07:46 PM #13
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I think we must be on the same wavelength today James Dray as I added a funny oil change post to my blog...and now I just read yours on the subject!

Oct 11, 2018 08:05 PM #14
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 James, Who hasn’t ever heard of the product Castrol and all the that it has done for our engines...

Oct 11, 2018 09:40 PM #15
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I wonder if Wakefield MA was named after him? I will have to ask Mr Google, Endre

Oct 11, 2018 10:41 PM #16
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