Old Photograph of Grindleford - Family Gathering

Old Photograph of Family Gathering (Grindleford)

This property is believed to be “Mount Pleasant”, taken from its front garden. The house, and surrounding land was owned by the MOWER family, Lawrence and Elizabeth, née MILLAND during the 19th Century, so the people on the photograph could be descendants. The Reverend Gentleman in the middle, just to the right of the door is intriguing, and I have wondered what he might have been doing there. Had the Rector of Eyam called in on his way back home from a Sunday Service in St Helen's Church? Or was one of the family in Holy Orders?

The roof, and chimneys, are rolled off the conveyor line from Stoke Quarry, being very much like any other in the village, but the lintels above the windows are shaped, and it's more than the traditional two-up/two-down, as it has an extra window over the portico. Probably the young lad standing on top used the window to get there! At any rate, it was clearly a house belonging to a family of substance.

The ladies are still wearing long skirts, so timewise it must be pre-1920s.

This is one of several old postcards contributed to the ‘Grindleford Then and Now’ Exhibition in October 2004.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Alan Jacques on 25th October 2006.
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