Historical pictures

A rather over-dressed group resting from their haymaking by The Wardens, Leintwardine, around the 1910s. The only person definitely identified is Mrs Elizabeth Price nee Wyers of Knighton standing behind the wheel.

A rather over-dressed group resting from their haymaking by The Wardens, Leintwardine, around the 1910s. The only person definitely identified is Mrs Elizabeth Price nee Wyers of Knighton standing behind the wheel.

 

In the early 1900s Mrs Price's husband George, with his donkey and trap, ran a sort of local taxi service, sardonically nicknamed 'The Leintwardine Express'

In the early 1900s Mrs Price’s husband George, with his donkey and trap, ran a sort of local taxi service, sardonically nicknamed ‘The Leintwardine Express’

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5 responses to “Historical pictures

  1. R

    Great pictures of a place where my ancestors walked “Ballard”

  2. just wondering does anyone know of a Marlow cottage in Leintwardine.As my grandfather Higgs is shown to be living their on the 1911 census

    • Marlow is a hamlet in North Herefordshire, England.
      It lies in the civil parish of Leintwardine, on the B4385 road 1.2 miles (1.9 km) north of that village. There are several cottages associated with the main farm, some of which are now derelict.

  3. Dear Colin,

    I have done some more research based on the 1904 OS map and the 1911 census returns. On the attached map I have highlighted the route taken by the census enumerator and, in 1911, with the exception of Marlow Farm, all the houses along the route over the hills (Woodhead, Lawnwell, Far Barn) were occupied by farm workers of one kind or another. There were also three farmworking families (including your great grandfather’s) simply listed as living at ‘Marlow’. I suspect they lived in buildings adjacent to the main farm building (marked ‘Marlow Lodge’). I have added to the map the approximate locations of ‘Marlow Cottages’ and ‘Ivy Cottage’ and some of the current main road. (Ignore some of the dotted red lines added by schoolboy walkers of the 1950s!)

    I see your great grandfather was born in Berriew, Montgomeryshire, and no doubt followed the opportunities for work – at Paytoe, Adforton and Marlow (almost certainly unrelated farms). Higgs was (and is) an uncommon name in this locality. However, I did trace that in 1885 a William Higgs was a witness at the wedding of Eliza Rawlings of Paytoe to Richard Butler, a labourer of The Moor, Leintwardine. Secondly, on 8th May 1915, a Gena [cannot read name clearly] Joyce was baptised in Leintwardine, daughter of Agnes Florence Higgs of Marlow, ‘single woman’.

    Thankyou for the pictures of your grandfather. Do you know where the one of him feeding the hens was taken?

    Regards,

    John,
    30th August 2013.
    (John Williams, LHS archivist and researcher )

  4. Colin Spephenson

    Hello, thank you for your kind update information.Please may i ask if there is any old photos of Marlow Farm from the early 1900’s.As i am interested in this location due to family historical attachment.

    regards Colin

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