Well, I always say I don’t get much right here and so it was on Saturday last when completely misunderstood the location accompanying a photograph Godfrey Hucker shared from friend of the blog Jean Houghton – what I thought was Coppice Lane was in fact Coppice Side, and the house was not Coombe House, but Big House Farm.
Thans to those who pointed my error out – it’s important that folk do so and I welcome it. The history here should be accurate, after all.
More to come on the farm later – the young David Evans has been busy on that one, but in the meantime, Jean spotted me sharing her image and sent the following gentle correction and another great picture above, of four workmates believed to include her uncle Lig. The photo is believed to have been taken in 1960 at Potclays Birch Coppice works, Between the Pelsall Road and Coppice Lane.
Jean Houghton sent the following note:
I see you have posted the photograph I sent to Godfrey Hucker of my Uncle Elijah Hinton and Godfrey’s Dad. I think the building in the background is Big House Farm.
If I am correct they would be walking down Coppice Side from the Jolly Collier end.
I have another photo of my Uncle Lig which I believe is taken at Potters Clay where he worked for some time. The date on the back of the photo is August 1960.
Perhaps one of your readers will know the identity of the other three in the picture?
My thought is one of them may be Alfie Pinchers but I am not sure.
Love reading your page Bob it brings back many happy memories.
Thanks Jean for a wonderful note and for your generosity in sharing such wonderful images. That really is a great image and is quite timeless.
If you can help with any information, please do: either comment here or mail me – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.