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Place: Tansley, Matlock
Property / Street / Road: Heathy Lea
Date: 1912
Description/Historical Information: Family group of Mr. Pearson and family of Heathy Lea, Tansley; Heathy Lea was a dairy farm of 70 acres that was held by Mr. Pearson under Mr. J. B. Marsden Smedley and Mr. Clark Taylor.
Seated from the left: James Pearson (born in Brampton), Bessie (aged 4) and the only one born in Matlock, Mary Ellen (wife of James).
Standing: Mea, aged 26, Stephen, aged 20; Carrie, aged 24 (unsure which is Mea and which is Carrie).
Mr. Pearson was Chairman of the Milkseller's Association and his son, and sometimes his daughters, drove the milk float. Mr. Pearson has previously lived at Rochdale and then at Torfield, Matlock which was let out whilst he farmed at Heathy Lea. Shortly after the picture was taken Carrie married Arthur Berresford.
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
- The family were in Matlock at the time of the 1901 census.
Image Reference: VLA5057
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