Ambrose Satchell at Henley Farm Rob Brooke January 2018
Left and middle: Photos of Henley Farm; Right: Henley Court. All photos from the 1997 Sale Prospectus (courtesy Alder King via Penny Cordle).
As discussed in an earlier story about Henley, the Satchell family farmed at Henley Farm from about 1953 to 1964. My mother has just found a bit in her diary and consequently I found more about the family on Ancestry.
The farmer's name was Ambrose ER Satchell and I believe was born at Chipping Sodbury in 1912, He married Hilda M Durston in the spring of 1942. I believe his wife was born at Long Ashton, Somerset in 1914.
He had a serious illness at Henley when he, Mrs Hawker and Molly Ford who lived at 1 Prospect were trying to get a cow in a horse box in the field at the rear of Witchcroft at top of Henley Lane. Mrs Hawker was a member of the Hawker builders family and lived a couple of doors up from us. Suddenly and without any warning he collapsed. Remarkably he was laughing and joking just before apparently.
Later Ambrose was taken seriously ill at Patterdown, after he had left the Box Farm. He died of coronary thrombosis on 28 June 1968 and his funeral was 3 July 1968 but I am unsure where.