Parnell & Birkland House

Parnell’s cart

Annie Manning (nee Parnell) and John Alexander

Head Gardener, Rufford Abbey –  Mr J Doe

Annie and Percy Parnell & John and  Jean. Late 1930s

Percy George Manning, Rufford Head Gardener for 2 years.  Died in 1939 at the age of 36 years.  Commenced at Rufford Abbey in 1923, spending 5 years as assistant to Mr J Doe. Then spent 3 years at Thoresby Gardens before returning as Head Gardner in 1937.

Annie Parnell, later Manning, 1903-1990., Birkland House

Harry Parnell 1893-1982. Brother of Annie.  Farm worker

Harry Parnell

Harry Parnell

Miss Lauren Eva Randall, married George Lawrence, Shop Assistant, Birkland House

Tariff Birkland House

Birkland House built by Alexander Parnell, 1857 – 1931

Mr A. Parnell, 12618 Private B company 9th Sherwood Foresters was posted here

 Hilda Parnell (nee Digby).   She worked in the Shop.   First marriage to Arthur Parnell, second marriage to George Lawrence.

Hilda Parnell, nee Digby 

Hilda Parnell & Aunt Bertha – Birkland House

Private Arthur Parnell B Company 9th Sherwood Foresters c. 1915

Obituary for George Arthur Parnell