Walnut Cottage, 102 High Street

In 1870 Frederick Willers (Born about 1848) – opens in new window – and family were living in Walnut Cottage and in that year Frederick started the family wheelwrights/carpenters/joiners/coffin maker business, working from a yard at the side of that cottage until the late 1940s. As the supplier of coffins to the Village, they also “provided” funerals.

Frederick George Willers (born 1914, son of George Thomas Willers) built Riverview, 10 Haslingfield Road – opens in new window – and in about 1954 the family and  the business  moved to there from Walnut Cottage

In the photograph showing the horse, it is thought that the bearded man in the background is  Frederick Willers, the boy on the horse is  Frederick George Willers, whilst George Thomas Willers is holding the horse’s head and the little girl is Edna (Nellie) Willers (Enlarge the photo to see all the frame)

This page was added on 20/10/2015.

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  • Hi
    My understanding is that the man with the beard is my great great grandfather Frederick Willers, the man holding the horse is my great grandfather, George Thomas Willers, the boy on the horse is my grandfather Frederick George Willers and the little girl is Edna (Nellie) Willers – dating the photo in the 1920s rather than the 1940s.
    Best wishes
    Marc Willers

    By Marc Willers (20/09/2023)

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