6 & 7 Hoe. The older of the two women is Mary
Butters. In the census of 1901 Mary Butters lived in
the cottages nearer the Angel and James and Ellen
Butters with their children in one of these
cottages. If the boy in the picture is their
youngest, Edward, it would date the photograph to
The back of 6 & 7 Hoe, on Ayers Lane, c.1900.
Driving the trap is Robert Barker, parish clerk for
thirty years and an agricultural labourer. With him are
his daughter Ann Elizabeth and her son, and her sister
Lucy Jane standing by the horse.
6 Hoe. Mr &
Mrs Henry Black on their Golden Wedding
Day, 1932. Henry worked as a yardman on a
Nos. 6 & 7 when still occupied by farm workers and
their families. The extension was built in about 1955
and included a bathroom.
6 & 7 Hoe became 'Crossways' in the late 1960s when
the cottages were bought by Major & Mrs Tyacke. This
is Major Tyacke's father in the garden.