Matthews Yard

Matthews Yard is a farriers and iron workers situated on the Cotton End side of South Bridge opposite South Bridge Road.

John Edmund Matthews Born Dec 28th 1886 Died April 30th 1938
John was the son of the founder of South Bridge John was also my husband (Frederick Charles Matthews) Father
We think that this photo was taken in the yard of the Pomfret arms about 1906. The Pomfret arms was the boyhood home of the founder of S.W. Wreford (Sylvanus Wreford - known as Ben)

Frank Matthews working at Southbridge Sept 2001
Frank was the grandson of John Edmund Matthews
Frank was born in July 10th 1921 and died 8th July 2005

Registered Shoesmiths examination July 23rd 1949 at Southbridge