Ken’s grandfather, Charles Burton kept the Shoulder of Mutton Pub in Hambridge Way
Arthur Burton, Ken’s father was born at Middle Farm Crabtree Lane. He was a gamekeeper for the Priory estates
Arthur married Ivy Kingsley L-R Arthur Burton,Bob Kingsley, Alf Pearce Ivy Kingsley and twins Nina and Clare Handscome
Ruth Handscombe outside Woodbine Cottage in the High St.
Ruth went out to Chicago with her brother Fred.
There she married Alf Pearce in 1911.
Alf and Ruth moved back to Woodbine, the Handscombe family home and Alf modernised it.
Ken was born to Arthur and Ivy Burton but Ivy died in childbirth. So Ruth and Alf brought Ken up at Woodbine
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