Bulmer & District




        Bulmer & District History Group

Ethel Catterwell

1912 – 1975

Ethel was born Ethel Ada May Hills on 11th December 1912. She was born at Red House Farm in Newton Green Sudbury and attended the village school.

Ethel worked in Great Cornard and was also a cook at Gestingthorpe School.

Gestingthorpe School

In the summer of 1937 Ethel married Harry Catterwell  and they had two children: Margaret and John.

The Barracks

The family lived in a thatched cottage at the Crescent before moving to The Barracks at Gestingthorpe.

Ethel was widowed in 1968 and in her later years moved to Sible Hedingham.

Ethel died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law: Margaret and Alan Dixey, on 4th December 1975.

 Ethel is buried in the Bulmer churchyard

Margaret Dixey  2013