PHOTOGRAPH: Above.  Nightingales Farm, Breach Oak Lane, Fillongley. 1900c

WOOD END, FILLONGLEY.  

Fillongley is situated in the old Forest of Arden and is a scattered settlement.  Place names like Wood End and Green End are typical, indicating a 'clearing' in the forest from earlier times.

Wood End has a number of old farms, cottages and houses, some dating back to the 16th century.

David Barr, born 1831, wrote about his early memories of Wood End. (Climbing the Ladder - available to read in Birmingham Record Office). His father was a shoemaker and his mother supplemented his earnings by silk ribbon weaving on a hand-loom, which was a commonplace occupation in the cottage homes.  They attended a Nonconformist place of worship and this aroused a feeling of bitterness and the patronage of the Church people was withdrawn, so his father had to travel miles in search of orders. 


PHOTOGRAPH BELOW:  NIGHTINGALES FARM, BREACH OAK LANE, WOOD END, FILLONGLEY

photo above: 1900c.  NIGHTINGALES FARM, BREACH OAK LANE, WOOD END, FILLONGLEY. 

photo below: 1900c. IVY COTTAGE, Wood End Lane.  George Davis (son in law to Mary Hutt nee Steane).  George married Ettie Hutt (born 1882).  The child: Mary Hutt, Born 1897.

Photo above:  BIG  HOUSE FARM,  Breach Oak Lane. Grade II listed building. Built 1775c.  Was home of Jim and Mavis Hopkins from approx 1960 - 2012.  

Photo below:  GRANGE COTTAGE, Wood End Lane. Grade II half timbered listed building.  Was originally the 'Grange' until the 'new' Grange was built in 1800's -  and then it became the 'gardener's cottage.'.  (The Grange was built as a home for Richard and Francis Hollick).

Above: Wedding Photograph of Albert and Harriet Goolding.  

Above right: Albert and Harriet Goolding, with their children, Ruth, Albert, Arthur and Maud, outside the Grove, Wood End Lane 1907c 

Below: Wood End Football Team ??

Above: Broomfield Cottage, Wood End Lane.  (Above) Wesleyan Chapel, Wood End Lane. 

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