Granny Kent of Bream
Phoebe "Granny" Kent was well known in Bream early in the 1900's. "She was renouned for her home-made bread, made in the old wood fired oven and also for her home-made nettle "Pop" (1). She was originally from Cwmbran and worked in iron ore mines at the age of nine. She died at the age of 92 in 1939.(2). The house I believe is in Cox's Way, Bream. Her son Joe is commemorated on the Bream Cenotaph. There are several photos of another son, Jack, on these web pages.
Mrs Gillian Ward added (October 2013): "... How nice to find this Bream people born and bred, and I have so many happy memories from my childhood in the Forest of Dean. My mother often mentioned 'Grannie Kent', and told us many stories about her."
(1) Harry Price
(2 ) Ian Hendy - "Retrieving Wenty's Sturty Bird"- Pg 61..
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