Living in Sopwell Gate Lodge – Mrs Terry

Mrs Betty Terry, born Betty Giddings in 1919, lived in Sopwell Gate Lodge in Cottonmill Lane for a few years from when she was about 9 years old. Her father worked as a cowman on Brown’s farm which was Sopwell Home farm. She talks about the living conditions and Major and Lady Barnett who lived in Sopwell House. Betty drew a splendid map to explain where the landmarks were.

Interview date: 20 May 2010. Interviewer: Sandy Norman.


  1. Janet Knight

    So lovely to see picture of my father Richard Knight and his father with the farm workers.

    I have many good memories of growing up In Ccottonmill..


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