Through Your Archives – Woolsey family memories

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These two fascinating images have been submitted by George (known as Tony) Woolsey, of Pennygate, Spalding, and come from his mother Lucy Woolsey.

The man shown holding the reins in the photograph above is Tony’s grandfather, George Woolsey, and the other gentleman is Tony’s great grandfather Thomas Woolsey and his wife Betsy.

The two photographs were taken around 1910 in Double Street, Spalding, where the Woolsey family ran their asphalt business – as shown in the name on the cart – and also owned the white building, a pub called The Loggerheads. The third man in the picture above, Yorky, worked for the family business. Thomas and Betsy had ‘twice 21’ children – they lost one of 22 and then had another.