Mr. Quick

Watercress worker

By Geoff Webb

Mr. Quick
Geoff Webb

This wonderful picture of Bill Quick’s great great grandfather, who worked the watercress beds from Harpenden Lane to The Osiers, Redbourn.  He died in 1886.  Note his leather leggings, which in those days was kept supple with the use of animal fat.  Bill Quick lived at East Common, and was the father of Laura ‘Lolly’.

This page was added on 18/11/2010.

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  • Thankyou Jenny for the information, and I have updated the site. Geoff

    By Geoff Webb (27/02/2014)
  • This is Thomas Quick born Luton 1797= 1886 Our five times grandfather

    By Jenny (17/02/2014)