The Cottages at No 3 Primrose Hill, Lydney (now demolished)
The Cottages at No 3 Primrose Hill (now demolished)
old cottages at No 3 Primrose Hill - the occupants were the Dunn family,
the Sterry family and the Prosser Family.
The Prosser family lived in the detached cottage on the right and you can probably just make out Mrs Prosser in the picture. The Sterries lived in the semi on the left and later this became occupied by the Vernon family.
Thanks to Peter Essex who added (March 2007): "I commented on the photograph of William Sterry at 31 Tutnalls Street, but this has brought back another distant memory. As I indicated, my father's mother was a Sterry from Lydney and I have a very vague recollection that some of the family lived at Primrose Hill. Another address I recall (when my grandmother, Frances Sterry, had become Mrs Essex) is 23 Allastone Road. I have also recalled that her sister Ivy lived in Albert Street, I think number 29, with members of the Beard family including Harold, his wife Flo and their son Peter. Another address that has come back to my mind is 3 Fairfield Road, which I think was near the rugby ground and gas works, occupied by George and Hilda (earlyish 1950s) but I am unsure of their surname".
Peter added (August 2009): "... George and Hilda's surname was Virgo. Hilda was nee Sterrey (sic)".
Vicki Phillips added (July 2012): "... I'd be interested to know what year this photo was taken to help identify which Mrs Prosser is in the photo. My mother lived in the Prosser's cottage from 1920-23 with her grandfather Walter James Prosser, mother Gladys Kerr nee Prosser and father Jack Kerr. It was originally the family home of Walter and Sarah Prosser who brought up their family there in the 1880s and 1890s but they eventually separated in about 1905 and Walter lived on there with different daughters for many years. The cottage was later lived in by his son Jack Prosser and wife Alice who also stayed for many years. Jack died in 1945 but Alice stayed there. I'm not sure why it was eventually demolished. My mother remembers the neighbours in the semi detached cottages in the early 1920s being Mrs Bath and her adult daughter Kitty and a Mrs Gimlett".
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