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Marlborough Cottage Green Lanes - Home of the Founder of the British Rubber Industry

Marlborough Cottage Green Lanes - Home of the Founder of the British Rubber Industry

Marlborough Cottage was home to Thomas Hancock, a self-taught manufacturing engineer who is credited with founding the British rubber industry. His house was on the east side of Green Lanes about 200 yards south from the junction with Seven Sister's Road.

After Hancock's death in 1865, apparently his daughter continued to occupy the house. In 1879, the following advert was placed in the Gardener's Chronicle:

WANTED, a hard-working, experienced GARDENER and COACHMAN. who can Milk, to live on the premises. A middle-aged, married man without family preferred ; another man kept. — Apply by letter to Miss HANCOCK, Marlborough Cottage, Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, London.

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Albums: Historical Images of Manor House / Woodberry Down

Comment by Hugh on October 28, 2017 at 23:30

Marlborough Cottage was bought by the Brownswood Bowling Club in 1913*. He's a snippet about them:

Articles of incorporation of The Brownswood Club Green Lanes and part of 'Silvermere', Woodberry Down and to adapt them to become a social club. The originators were the Brownswood Bowling Club.

and the photo below was entitled "the Middlesex County Bowling Association holding its championship meeting at the Brownswood Club in Green Lanes".

and this snippet from The Standard on April 28 1913:

*British History Online 

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