The Ingram family were a long-established family in Leigh for several generations.
Isaac (Ike) Ingram was born on 14 May 1855 in Leigh and died aged 92 at Oak Cottage, on 9 November 1947.
From around 1925, Charlie and Ethel Ingram rented The Oak Cottage. They were pillars of the village community for the next forty years. Charlie was a cricket ball maker but – as is described in “We Had Everything …” he had to turn his hand to odd jobs, including grave digging, to make ends meet. For many years he was famous for winning virtually every prize for vegetables at the Produce Association Shows.
(More to come: Joyce Field Feb 2015)