Lawley’s Rifle

We previously followed the history of the Lawley family. From Samuel, Head Huntsman for the 2nd Lord Vernon, to his Grandson, Henry Lawley.   To finish the story, Colin has since found an image of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, along with a rifle. The buttplate of this classic percussion double barrel shotgun is inscribed [...]

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Sudbury Estate Clerk of Works – Mr. Agar

When researching former celebrations in Sudbury, one of our volunteers came across this article about the 'Coming of Age' celebrations for George William Henry Vernon in September 1875.  It's a very long, article that goes into great length about the celebrations both in Poynton and Sudbury, with many congratulations and toasts. In the article, the [...]

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A Sad Christmas in Sudbury

This newspaper clipping from the 4th January 1893 shows how Christmas' of the past could be sad occasions due to circulating sicknesses and ill health. 4 parishioners passed over a five day period, Christmas 1892, including Mr. Eli Utting, the first 'Gas Maker' at Sudbury Gasworks.   On a lighter note, it was nice to [...]

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