A lacemaker in Loudwater|
(picture from SWOP website)
As Heath End looks today
The Dandridge family are recorded as living in Heath End in the 1840s, where Mrs Dandridge is listed as a lacemaker,
but it is not known exactly where they lived. Lacemaking was a popular occupation for women at this time as it helped provide extra income for the family.
Unfortunately, the large Dandridge family suffered a particularly difficult time and Mrs Dandridge was forced to work doubly hard after the transportation of her husband, John,
to Australia as a result of his involvement in the Paper Riots.
Information taken from 'Flackwell Heath, The Making of a Chiltern Village' by Gwenda Grange.
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