A family story about Hannah Harlow and The Greyhound - around 1875

She lived in what became known as Alice's Cottage

Mary Norris

View of The Greyhound in the High Street (photo was taken in the early 1900s).
John Stewart - Wivenhoe Memories Collection

Hannah Elizabeth Harlow was my great grandmother. She was born and lived in what has come to be known as Alice’s Cottage.

There is a family story which apparently took place, probably in the 1870 or 1880s when women were not really expected to to be in the pub. She was part of a mixed group, which included her sister Edith, having a sly drink in the Greyhound. Someone warned her that her father was coming up the road so she and her sister climbed out of a window at the back, ran down Queen’s Road, across the railway line, up Brook Street and were back home ready to greet her father when he came home.

Mary Norris
2020

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