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Muriel Sheffield (nee White), 1894 to 1978

These are further pictures related to Muriel White who features in Artefact 1839. She was born in Quorn in 1893, one of the five children of George and Mary Ann White, and married William Sheffield in 1921. Two of her three brothers, Frank Cuthbert White and Charles Kirbell White were killed in WW1.

Picture 1 shows Muriel on the right with an owl. This seems to have been taken before she left school, so sometime before WW1. The girl on the left is thought to have been her friend Connie.

Picture 2 is a studio photograph of Muriel, a few years later, when she is either married or engaged.

Picture 3 Muriel and William lived at Manor Lodge on Woodhouse Road, which is now number 52, next to the Rigsty. This Edwardian house had a very large rear garden, comprising of outbuildings, 2 lawned areas with flower beds, a long vegetable garden with a crazy paving pathway, that wound around a large cherry tree past a garden shed, to an opening in a very tall privet hedge that spanned the full width of the garden. Through this opening you came to a lawned tennis court, that was surrounded by miniature fruit trees. Beyond this was a low rockery that went across the whole garden and beyond this was an orchard with apples, crab apples, pears and various other fruit trees. Sadly a large part of this lovely garden has now been built on. The picture shows the tennis court, and the two people are almost certainly Muriel and William.

Muriel moved to Spinney Drive in the 1960s.

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 missing information Missing information: Does anyone remember Muriel's friend Connie? She may have lived on Spinney Drive too.
Please email us at: team2022@quornmuseum.com
 Submitted on: 2014-08-07
 Submitted by: Andrew Sheffield
 Artefact ID: 1849
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