Local Folk

Photo:George Verion Shepherd-in Mesopotamia 1916 - drank in the Hartington

George Verion Shepherd-in Mesopotamia 1916 - drank in the Hartington

Shepherd family collection

Shepherd and Coole Families

By Mike Saunders

Both sides of my mother's family came into Brighton in the mid 19th Century from the countryside of East and West Sussex, and IOW.

The Shepherd history is closely linked to Brighton Tramways. My Grandad served his apprenticeship as a coachpainter with them, and his father was a pavier who both laid and removed the tramlines in his own lifetime (according to my Grandad).

The families lived in various small houses around Hanover.

This page was added on 09/01/2010.
Comments about this page

I went to school at St Lukes Terrace school with a Ron Shepherd in the 1930s and became a neighbour of his at North Woodingdean Council Estate. Any Relation?

By Ken Burt (26/05/2010)

How about Jack Shepherd and his concert party that performed on the seafront close to the banjo groyne. Any relation?

By Ken Burt (27/05/2010)

I can't be sure, but I don't think Ron or Jack are in "my" Shepherd family. My Grandad's siblings were Joan, Ern, Ethel and Fred. Going back a long way they were probably distant cousins to the Shepherds of Bosham Mill.

By Mike Saunders (21/04/2011)

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