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Potter Street

Taken by: Guy Brighouse

In 1920s Mr Chawnes lived in the first house.  He was Church Warden at one time.  In the third house lived Tommy Cox.  His housekeeper was Miss Lavender, the last of a family of bootmakers, who had  traded in Spondon for a number of years.  She used to wear an old cloak and bonnet: a very bad tempered old woman, who hated children, so got teased badly.  Tommy Cox had a Barber's Shop in one room of the Old School at the top of Church Hill.

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Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 27/05/2014 - 13:00


Anyone know the first name of this Lavender woman. I am descended from the Lavender families who traded as cordwainers/bootmakers in Spondon for many years after arriving from Warbleton Sussex around 1829