Strelley, January 10th 1898
I have just had a story told to me about our head woodsman George Garment. George was born in Wilford in 1860 and used to work on the Strelley Estate. He worked as head Woodsman and while working in Strelley he meet his wife to be May Tyres.
George used to set off every morning to go to work. But the thing about our George was that he used to walk from Wilford to Strelley do his days work then walk back home again.
George married May Tyres, a Strelley girl that George meet while working for the squire. Working in Strelley, George got to know all the people living in the old cottages. Tom his son can remember his dad pushing him and his brother around in their pram.
The above photo was taken in the back of the Woodmans Cottage. Tom (the younger of the two), and George can both be seen holding two of their baby kittens while “patch” looks on.
Mrs Garment when they lived in the place called “Woodmans Cottage” ran a small shop selling sweets, cigarettes and some groceries. This was one of the only two shops in the village, the other was on the road to Cossall and was ran by Mrs Moss.
Article originally published by Peter Woodward of My Broxtowe Hundred Journal Website.