I’ve received a wonderful email from Micheal Edwards, late of Clayhanger, who wrote so wonderfully a while back about his childhood experiences there. I so pleased to hear from Micheal again, his contributions are always a joy.
An addition to your local pub collection. This rather scruffy photo is of my Great Great Grandfather William Cooke. He was the publican of The Royal Oak Inn (Middle Oak) situated on the Chester Road. He was the Grandfather to my Grandmother, Annie Edwards (Cooke), who also lived on Shire Oak. About three houses up from the current pub location. He was also Grandfather to my wonderful Great Aunt, Betsy Kingston (Cooke)who lived in a cottage on Friezland Lane. Sorry no date for this pic. Unfortunately as you can see, this a poor scan, and won’t suffer much of an enlargement.
Bye the way, many thanks for the numerous maps you have posted. I do enjoy exploring them.
Cheers. Michael Edwards. From the woods of Central Ontario, Canada.
Oh, my brother, Arthur Edwards sent me a copy of ‘The Clayhanger Kid‘. Talk about a trip down memory lane.
Rest assured Micheal, the scan is just fine and contains some wonderful detail. Please click on the image to see it full size.