Sometime around 1926, Stephen Carr was
approached by Dick Gibson a farmer from
St Osyth (Essex) who was in the
local area looking for farmhands.
It beggars the question, why was a farmer
from Essex looking for workers in Scotland ?
Stephen took up the offer of work and the family subsequently moved down
Stephen Carr took up the post of foreman at Frow Wick Farm at St Osyth,
They must have moved away from the farm before 1930, as their daughter
Mona was born at Little Bentley of that year
Stephen and his family then moved to Byers Farm, in Little Bentley to
assist a farmer who was in difficulty.
Mona Taylor Carr, born 1930 at
Died aged 9 months.
Cameron Carr, born 1933 Lt Bentley
In 1934/5, we now have the family living and working at
Mace Green Farm, Copdock
Katherine, who would have been about 15, worked for Mr Hempson of Spurling
and Hempson, Auctioneers at Ipswich after leaving school.
These Auctioneers later became Fenn Wright.
OVERHALL FARM, BURES.
In 1939 the Carr family moved to OverHall Farm Bures
Katherine in 1939 at the outbreak of hostilities, without hesitation volunteered
to help out with the war effort and joined the ATS.
Stephen Carr (father) was the Tenant Farmer, as the farm itself was owned
by the Bristol Estate at Bury
The family members consisted of Stephen and Marion Carr with their children
Cameron, William and Thomas.
However, where was Katherine, was she still at Copdock ?
Local information reveals:-
A sale catalogue for the farm equipment, was held on
Monday 23 September 1957.
Presumably the Carr family had already moved out by this time.
It referred to Mr Stephen J Carr as the outgoing tenant.
BARRACK STREET, ASSINGTON
Consists of 17th and 18th century houses, which were was nicknamed the
Barracks from the time when Oliver Cromwell billeted troops in 1648
During 1957, the family moved once again to the adjacent village of Assington
Katherines mother, Marion Parkhill Carr died 5th August 1962 at Black
Notley Hospital. The address given at Probate was "Hill House, Assington"
Katherines father, Stephen James Carr died on 3rd March 1976, in Assington,
Suffolk, aged 85
Memorial stone, Assington Cemetery.