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

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