100th Anniversary Gathering

A group of people posing for a photo

(Roland) Michael Hargreave, born in Sibford in 1946, writes: Sibford folk whose memory stretches back more than 60 years may have recollections of my grandparents Roland and Eva Herbert who lived in Holly House until Roland’s death in 1949. Eva (née Lamb) lived on in Shrubbery Cottage until her death in 1962. Many will remember their daughter Ina and her husband, Arnold Lamb, many of whose family remain in and around Sibford to this day.

Roland and Eva were married on 31st July 1922 in the Quaker Meeting House in Sibford Gower, when the photo above was taken. A number of their (about) 60 direct descendants are getting together at the Meeting House on the 100th Anniversary of their wedding, Sunday 31st July.

Some of us will gather there in time for Meeting for Worship at 10.30 and will be joined by many more for the afternoon. We would be particularly pleased to hear memories of them or photos that will help those who did not know them to get a flavour of their special place among Sibford villagers.

Michael may be contacted at roland.hargreave@sky.com

Roland Herbert was Craft Master at Sibford School from 1917 to 1949. (Scroll to the bottom of the link to read his obituary.)