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Streets through time - High Street
No 4  High Street 

In the Estate sale of 1937, the tenancy is that of a Mrs E Jones.

Mrs Ellen Jones (nee Cragg) born 1886 in Harlaxton was the sister of Violet Scoble who ran the village shop in Woodbine Cottage. Ellen purchased the property for £100.

 

Ellen was known to her friends and family as Nell. She married John William Jones known as Jack (born 1881) from Manchester who she met when he was stationed locally with the Machine Gun Regiment who fought in WW1. They had three sons John William known as Bill (born 1914), Charles R known as Raymond (born 1920), Eric (born 1923) and a sister Gladys (born 1915). 

Jack was gassed in the trenches in 1916 and returned back to the UK where he married Nell. He worked on the Manor estate. His health had been badly affected in the war and unfortunately he died in 1926 while trying to look after a group of pheasants for a prolonged period in very damp and cold conditions which fatally affected his weakened condition from the gassing.

Former Harlaxton resident Fay Brett (nee Scoble) is a cousin to the siblings with Ellen being her Auntie Nell.

Faye recalls that cousin  Bill had a distinguished military career rising to the rank of Colonel. Her other cousin Gladys married Aubrey Martin who moved into No 4 as well. Gladys and Aubrey had the local milk round to Harlaxton and surrounding villages in the 1940's supplying milk from the Grantham Co-op and other items such as bread. 

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