Rebecca BlincowView full burial details
Rebecca Brown married railwayman George Blincow on 24th September 1881. He was later appointed Station Master at Berkhamsted in 1903.
Rebecca moved with her husband and family into the recently constructed stationmaster’s house – a robust detached red brick three-bedroom house (built 1898) with a parlour, living room and scullery downstairs – which still stands today in Lower Kings Road, though now denuded of its garden.
At the time of the 1911 census, Rebecca, aged 50, was living there with George, aged 52. They had been married for 28 years by that time; sadly, of their two children, only one – Archibald – survived. He was aged 24 in 1911 and, despite wanting to become an architect, was listed as Railway clerk, having been persuaded by his father to work alongside him at Berkhamsted.
Archibald, who had actually been one of the trainee Officers at the Berkhamsted Camp, continued the family’s association with the Railway and rose to be General Manager of the Rates Department of the LMS Railway at Euston.