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18 & 20 Crowe Street Cottages

The Crowe Street Cottages are the last pair of workers cottages to remain as part of the Abbot’s Hall Estate. Containing most of the belongings from their last resident, Mrs Emily Wilding, they are a unique and special record of real life on this farming estate. We trace the many facets of Mrs Wilding’s life through the objects that she used, from cook to dairywoman, wife to mother, and friend to member of the local community.

The displays also feature the stories of Foreman and Head Horseman Fred Wilding, Cowman Jimmy Lambert, ‘Backus Boy’ Ken Wilding and Land Army Girls, Miss Jeffcock and Miss Pat Keeble.

Make the most of your visit by listening to Mrs Wilding talk about her life here. Just scan our QR codes with your phone as you walk round or listen now, click here for details.