Memorial of the month:
John Pethybridge the elder d. 1887 (147)
John Pethybridge was a master coachbuilder in Berkhamsted High Street. the family business, established in 1832, served the busy coaching route that ran through the town. He and his wife Sarah had a large family. Pethybridge was once a familiar local name that disappeared as their children moved to other counties after John's death and the demise of the coaching trade.