One enduring subject of very much debate here that continues to receive a lot of attention is the thorny subject of the Marklew family, Marklew’s pond off Coppice Lane, William Roberts and the claim that the farm was one of the last Tommy Shops operating.
Rather than recap the whole, fascinating debate here, it’s best if you just pop over and read the original post and especially the comments here.
In response to that thread, material continues to emerge, and reader David Gee promised to send in an interesting photo he had of the Marklew family, which indeed he has. What an excellent image – and well documented, too.
I have a photograph of the Marklew Family taken in 1907 at Copice Side Farm. On the back is their names and date of birth. Would this be of help ?
Well David, it certainly has and I’m most grateful – the Marklews were a large and notable local family and unlike others, there isn’t too much known about them so to have this image so usefully annotated is wonderful.
Thanks so much!
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