Ellen Clarke (nee Flack) was married to Charles Clarke and lived in the cottages in Church Road that were pulled down many years ago. You can read a lovely article on what these Charles and Ellen’s cottage was like inside from their grand-daughter Marion here. We “think” this photograph of Ellen was probably taken outside her Church Road cottage but we are unable to say categorically that it was.
Ellen died in 1971 and was then the oldest inhabitant of the village.
(You can zoom in to see larger version of both the images on this page by clicking on them, and you should then hopefully be able to read the obituary – let us know if not!)
With thanks to Cambridge Newspapers for permission to reproduce this obituary cutting from the Saffron Walden Weekly newspaper and to Marion for the lovely picture of Ellen Clarke. See Marion’s article here about her grand-parents cottage.
D: 1940 C: 20th century