Category: Early 20th century

The Cedar tree

The magnificent cedar tree in St Stephen’s field on the edge of the churchyard was rumoured to have been around at the time when Henry VIII was courting Anne Boleyn. In 1921 it was thought to be the largest cedar… More about ‘The Cedar tree’»

Mercer Chronometers

Mercers was a family run marine chronometer manufacturing business. The firm started in 1858 in Clerkenwell London by the founder, Thomas Mercer. Thomas was born in St Helen’s Lancashire in 1822. St Helen’s was said to be the centre of… More about ‘Mercer Chronometers’»

New Barnes Mill

New Barnes Mill, situated in Cottonmill Lane, was one of the three water mills along the Sopwell stretch of the river Ver. In its heyday, it was used as a flour mill and was operated by the British Flour and… More about ‘New Barnes Mill’»