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Rose Cottage

Location

North side of Limby Hall Lane at the St George’s Hill end.

Farmers at Rose Cottage Farm

1911 Samuel Watson

The 1911 census lists:

  • Samuel Watson, 57, Brake Proprietor and Grazier, Carriage and Farming, born Staunton Harold
  • Emma Watson, 50, wife, married 20 years, 7 children, all living, born Birmingham
  • Emma Watson, 19, daughter, Helper at home, born Swannington
  • Bernard Jesse Watson, 16, son, Driller, Waggon Works, born Swannington
  • Charles Harold Watson, 15, son, Helper at home, born Swannington
  • Ernest William Watson, 11, son, At School, born Swannington
  • Thomas Edward Watson, 10, son, At School, born Swannington
  • Dorothea Watson, 6, daughter, At School, born Swannington

1939 Charles William Walker

1939 Register lists:

  • Charles William Walker – Grazier – born 1879 (Swannington, parents Frederick James Walker and Maria Atkins)
  • Gertrude Walker (nee Smith) – wife – Unpaid Domestic Duties – born 1885 (Swannington)
  • Doris Walker – daughter – Daily Help – born 1911 (Swannington)
  • George Walker – son – Fitter, Engineering Works – born 1916 (Swannington)
  • Edna Walker – daughter – At School – born 1926 (Swannington)

In 1939 and 1941 other members of the Walker family included:

  • John Henry Walker – Farmer, Hollies Farm, Station Hill
  • George Sydney Walker – Agricultural Labourer, Woodbine Villas, Main Street
  • Reginald Walker – Horseman on Farm, Woodbine Villas, Main Street

 

World War Two Farm Survey

Farmer Chas W Walker – part owner and part occupier of land owned by Mrs Chester and Mrs Smith of Swannington.

Conditions on farm – infestation wire worm and fruit fly

Water – Well water

Farm management issues – old age, personal failings, lack of agricultural knowledge and unwillingness to be advised.

Farm size = 15 acres

  • Grain – 6.5 acres
  • Grass for mowing – 2.5 acres
  • Grass for grazing – 6 acres

 

Farm animals

  • Cattle – 10
  • Pigs – 2
  • Fowls – 35
  • Horses – 1