Sunday 28 July 2002 8.48am
once of my cousins Dad ws a James Smith who lived Otford House 50 feet from Long Lane
, he died from T.B. in the 1930's his wife followed him a year to day later...left three kids, Leslie, Alice ( still alive) and Jimmy who died at exactly the same age as his parents on the same day...spooky aint it?
I have a pile of birth and death certificates, I trawl through them later and see if there are any connections to a Pead...
Your rich uncle may have made the barrels for the leather trade which used to store the barrel containing the skins on what is now leathermarket park as I recall, when they broke open us 'orrible kids used to get sticks and poke in, it stunk and the skins inside reminded me of slimey chamois leathers! or Courages Brewery at Horsleydown..
I think their is someone called Pead where I am working...perhaps your related?