in 1904 my granny then aged 10 lived at 49 Main Street, Longburton near Sherbourne. Her parents were a Harry Fry and Harriet Ann Fry, he was a farm worker. I live in Dorset but I can find no trace of no 49 Main Street, can anybody help me?
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My grandfather Cecil Brown was born in 1887 at Caundle Purse on Tripp Farm. His father was Albert Brown and his mother was Emma Sheppard, they were farmers all their lives in and around Barrow Hill, Stalbridge and Trent Farm.
I stayed at Polegate Farm in Caundle Marsh as a child. I have a photo of me with a little girl and a dog, on the back is written Phyllis Cooper. I have no idea of my connection but do remember the very happy time and new experience it was as a London child. I also remember connections with Sherborne, a nice looking man named Tom who drove a very smart car and would come up to London driving a lady who I understood was the headmistress of Sherborne school. I believe Tom had a wife named Muriel. I wonder if the farm still exists and who were the Coopers and how were they connected to my family. It is all along time ago.!!
The couple on the right pavement are my grandparents George Gray and his wife Elizabeth (nee Phippen) of Thornford.
The photo would have been taken on a Thursday because after his retirement they
always travelled to Sherborne on the once a week bus and would have been
walking back to Digby Road just before midday for the bus home. Date about right
as born 1887. He retired 1954/5.
The gentleman and lady standing on the corner outside the shop with the blind out are my uncle and aunt HAROLD and LILY PLYMPTON. Harold along with my aunt NORAH and my mother IRENE PLYMPTON, lived in Wootton Grove with their parents CHARLES and ANNETTE PLYMPTON. I visited my grandparents on numerous occasions from where we lived in Exeter.
Mary Dodge married Thomas Hayward 1808 in Sherborne. Trying to find residential address at that time. Might be Long Street.
Thomas Hayward, son of Robert, said to have farmed in nearby Loders and had business in Sherborne as well. Any info/photos welcome for family tree.
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