Top local history fellow David Evans is currently beavering away on a few projects in the background, and the other day I posted up a taster for his Streets Corner research. Today, I can give you something David is researching that has for him both a personal and very topical local connection: The Thacker Family, who farmed and lived the land where Highfield House stood, occupied the land south of Chasewater for years.
I’m immediately wondering if this is the same Thacker family as the famous Thacker Barrows…
David had this to say:
Please find attached a photo of Mr Thacker sitting with his wife to his left, and their family of eight sons. I belive the photo was taken at a friend’s house in Hednesford Road, at a family function, and not at their farm. I am grateful to Mr Cyril Thacker, son of the gentleman seated second from left on the front row, for kindly offering this image to the blog
with kind regards
If you have any other information relating to Highfield Farm or the Thacker family in general, both myself and David would only be too happy to hear it. Comment here, or email if you prefer on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.