Author Topic: What's at 7-9, Water St., Lavenham now?  (Read 3731 times)

Offline Keith Sherwood

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Re: What's at 7-9, Water St., Lavenham now?
« Reply #9 on: Friday 13 January 17 16:01 GMT (UK) »
Katie,
That's wonderful to see that old image of Water Street, and it definitely clarifies the position of the entrance to the smithy/forge!  Thank you so much for posting it on this thread, nearly twelve years after it was started.  Brings the past to life, of course...
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Re: What's at 7-9, Water St., Lavenham now?
« Reply #10 on: Monday 05 February 18 10:38 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

We have received a letter from a Gentleman called "Fred" who wishes for us to pass on these details for Katie89 on this topic.

"I was interested to be able to view the comments that were being made by your members about No's 7-9 Water Street Lavenham and was also pleased to see the photograph of the blacksmith at work shoeing the horse. The blacksmith in the photo is in fact my father and I am enclosing two copies of photos that I have. The top photo on the page is similar to the one shown in the article but the second is taken inside of the forge in 1947 and the photographer is standing just inside of the doorway that led from our living accomodation at no 7 into the workshop area.  The sequence of articles brought back some very happy memories to me and generated a tear or two, as I have had  70 years with this in the back of my mind."


Blacksmiths giving a demonstration at the 1949 Suffolk Show in Long Melford Mr Huffey (Lavenham) and Joe Parke.
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Re: What's at 7-9, Water St., Lavenham now?
« Reply #11 on: Monday 05 February 18 10:58 GMT (UK) »
I am sorry these images are small photocopies

"Lavenham 1947"
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Re: What's at 7-9, Water St., Lavenham now?
« Reply #12 on: Monday 05 February 18 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Lovely photos, how kind of the gentleman to share them with Rootschatters.

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Re: What's at 7-9, Water St., Lavenham now?
« Reply #13 on: Friday 23 March 18 23:45 GMT (UK) »
The Traverse (travus) was in Water Street where they shoed the hosses. The workshop was in the High Street where the present East of England Co-op shop is now.

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SUFFOLK - Pendle, Stygall, Pipe, Fruer, Bridges, Fisk, Bellamy, Sparham - all link to  Framlingham 
DERBY - Bridges and Frost (originally Framlingham/Parham)
NOTTINGHAM - Lambert & Selby
BERKSHIRE/then Hammersmith LDN - Fulker
LDN/MDX - Murray, Clancy, Broker, Hoskins, Marsden, Wilson, Sale
 
GGfather Michael Wilson born Cork, lived Fulham London - moved to Boston USA 1889, what happened next?