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Three generations of the Green family outside their cottage in Wood Lane

This branch of the Green family can trace their roots in Quorn for six generations, back to the 1700s - and it is quite possible they lived here before that.

In the early 1800s the family can be found living on Meeting Street, but these photographs were taken when they lived on Wood Lane in what were 'Wright's Mill cottages', They lived at number 10, although the houses have since been renumbered and no 10 is now no 20.

Picture one shows Frederick William Green and his wife Elizabeth Bertha (nee Hagger), standing outside number 10 Wood Lane. It is very likely that the photograph was taken on their wedding day in 1911, as they are both wearing corsages, and dressed for a special occasion. They were not living on Wood Lane when the census was taken early in 1911, but they married later that year.

Picture two was taken in the early 1930s and shows their son Arthur leaning on the gatepost of number 10.

Picture three was taken in 1948 or 1949. Arthur had gone on to marry Doris Crowsley from Bedford, and the family continued to live in the little cottage on Wood Lane. This photograph shows their son Roy outside the front of numbers 10 and 12. At this time Arthur's sister Ethel, her husband and their son also lived in number 10. Even then, there was only one electric light in the house, and bedtime meant taking a candle upstairs.

 Submitted on: 2012-07-06
 Submitted by: Roy and Babs Green
 Artefact ID: 1640

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