Dennis Woodfield


Dennis Woodfield
Sue Hendry’s Great Grandfather

_MG_0792Dennis Woodfield, my paternal great grandfather, worked for his father at the family business, Thurmaston Tile Works on Church Hill Road in Thurmaston.

In the 1911 census Dennis’s occupation is listed as Terra Cotta worker and he is living at 9 Belgrave Avenue, Leicester with his wife Beatrice and 2 year old daughter Florence.

Dennis was 33 years old when the First World War broke out. His business was deemed to be a reserve occupation as his factory made roof tiles, chimney pots and land drains, things that were considered vital to the war effort.

The only family record I can find of him is this picture of him on his wedding day, looking very dapper in his top hat!

The original exhibition display: Dennis Woodfield