Sid and Lucy Edwards and their family were typical of the new villagers of the 20th century.
They were born elsewhere and moved to the village to take up new, non-agricultural jobs. In Sid's case, as for many others in the village, the jobs were with the railway in the depot at Woodford Halse, 2 miles to the north. This is a formal portrait of Sid in uniform alongside a seated Lucy. As she has a ring on the third finger of her left hand, this may be a wedding or engagement portrait.
A subsequent Golden Wedding party suggests that they got married in October 1918. Lucy was born Lucy Young in Ashendon in Bucks. in 1896 the second of five children. Her mother, Mary Ann Young was described as a small, indomitable woman, a layer out of the dead.
Lucy worked as a maid in a local big house where she had a daughter Freda by 'the son of the house' who was brought up by Mary Ann. Sid Edwards worked as a guard on the London and North Eastern Railway, which runs through Ashendon, which may be how they met.
Image lent by : Mrs Carrie Horne
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