James E BAKER - Close Turf Farm (General)

by Joy Mrchant @, Saturday, February 19, 2011, 22:05 (4600 days ago) @ m p griffiths

I knew that my Gran Florence had worked in service at Goodrich court. Nice to have it confirmed,with details too.

What a worker she was. Not only having a child every couple of years but they eventually owned and worked both Close Turf and the Roads farms. Kept all their children and grandchildren going throughout both World Wars.

She died it the age of 79 because she broke her hip in a fall while she was cleaning the dairy.
James was gruff and a bit scary. They had their own very quiet sitting room at Close Turf, they must have needed it as they had around 27 grandchildren, Many of whom were often around.

It was a wonderful family to grow up in.

Close Turf farmhouse was eventually turned into Close Turf country club by my uncle, which people might remember.

Appreciate your help and interest. So glad I found this site. Joy.

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