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Harris Directory 1897


Broadwell Lane End in 1897 (from G.J Harris's Directory of the Forest of Dean for 1897)

Lane End, under this name is comprised a straggling district extending along the edge of the Forest from Palmer's Flat to Five Acres. and embracing Coalway Lane End, Broadwell Lane End, and Mitcheldean Lane End. Distance from Coleford 1 mile. Except the "Land Society" in Broadwell Lane End, the whole lies in the township of West Dean.
Parish Councilliors.- Messrs. Richard Bradley, Sydney Dowler and Alfred Gwilliam.
The district is in the ecclesiastical parish of Coleford, and the area embraced in this parish contains a population of about 2,500. The Church of the Good Shepherd was erected in Broadwell Lane End in 1891; curate in charge, Rev. James Lawton.
Wardens - Messrs. Thomas Lucy and James Powell.
Services.- Sundays, Matins, Choral with Sermon at 11 a.m.; Evensong 6.30 p.m.; Thursdays 7 p.m.. Holy Communion 1st and 3rd Sunday at 8 a.m.. Hymns - Ancient and Modern.

Schools - The Lane End National Schools adjoin the church and include mixed departments and an Infants School; average number of scholars, about 400; Mr. W.H. Hoad, master; Mrs Hoad, sewing mistress. Assistants, Misses Winifred Oldland, E. A. Porter, Isabel Porter, B. Rosser and A.C. Tomlins.
Infant School - Miss O. Cull, mistress; assistants, Misses Emily Porter and G. Salmon
One of the large rooms of the School is used each evening as a reading and recreation room during the winter months. Books, periodicals etc.supplied, also a variety of games. President Rev. J. Lawton. Subscription 3d per week. There is a Male Voice Choir under the conductorship of the Rev. J. Lawton; pianist Mr. Howard Smith. Practice Monday evenings 7.30 p.m.

Post Office, situated at Broadwell Lane End. Sub-Postmistress, Miss J. Herbert. Letters arrive 6 a.m., despatched 7 p.m. Nearest money order and telegraph office Coleford, but postal orders may be obtained.

Harris Forest of Dean Almanac and Directory Lane End 1897
Private Residents  
Sant, John Esq. Barn Hill Lodge
Thomas, John Sydney, Esq. Wynots Hill House
Commercial  
Broadwell Lane End  
Aston, James grocer and bootmaker
Fox, Amos grocer etc.
Gwynne, James inn-keeper
Herbert, Jane grocer etc.
Kear, Moses builder and timber merchant
Martin, Enoch baker and grocer
Martin, Mary inn-keeper
Porter, William quarry proprietor
Smith E. Amos grocer etc.
Smith, Milson blacksmith
Smith brothers colliery proprietors
Wilks, John mason and sculptor
Mitcheldean Lane End  
Brown, John inn-keeper
Brown, John carpenter, wheelwright and undertaker
Cullis, Henry grocer
Fox, Richard grocer
James, Richard monumental mason
Morgan, Henry blacksmith
Coalway Lane End  
Aston, George bootmaker
Bridge, George inn-keeper
Joseph, Thomas inn-keeper
Joynes, Stephen grocer etc.
Mathews, William carpenter, undertaker and innkeeper
Smith, Amos grocer and draper
Wignell, Albert grocer and draper

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