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Walkern Gallery (Davis farm)

by janet on 1 December 2011 · 3 comments

The building now called Granary cottage at Walkern Gallery (56 High Street), used to be one of the smaller farms in Walkern parish. Called Davis farm in the early 20th century but in the previous century had belonged to the Andrews family: William Andrews, his son Ebenezer, and grandchildren Joseph, Martha & Elizabeth

Davis farm with Mrs Tom Gray and Bridget Gray Davis farm with Dovecote behind. Tom Gray pictured Davis farm now Walkern Gallery and Granary cottage

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Phyl Hooper September 30, 2014 at 9:43 am

Tom Gray was my grandfather and together with my mother, Bridget, my father and two brothers, one of whom was Geoff, we visited once a year, which involved several carefully planned bus journeys from our then home in Potters Bar. The highlights for me were my grandfather giving us drinks of Wright’s lemonade and the garden with a primitive toilet at the end! Happy memories!


Lynda Phillips September 7, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Tom Gray was my great grandfather. His daughter, Muriel, was my grandmother. My mother (Pat), lived with Tom Gray & Muriel in that house (pictured above) as a child during 1943 (World War 2). My mother, Pat, has the very same picture and very fond memories of her grandad Tom and staying / visiting that very house from 1943 – 1964. Bridget Gray was my mother’s aunt and my mother is still in touch with Bridget’s son, Geoff (her cousin).


Tom McCall October 24, 2012 at 10:01 am

In some of my grandad Cecil Beadles notes, he said that in his younger days this farm was known as ‘Passage Farm’ because the access to it was up Kitcheners Lane.


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