Monday 9 August 2021

Photographic History - Village Characters - The Sons of Albert and Florance Bond

The sons of Albert and Florance Bond taken in 1935. 

Albert started up the village greengrocery business with a donkey (and later a horse) and cart when he was about 14 years old in 1899. The family came to Eton Wick from Hazelmere, Bucks. Albert's brother Tom Bond also ran a Fruit and Vegetable growers and wholesale business in the Wick. They were also cousins of Roland Bond (Contractors). 

The brothers are , from left to right at the back: Frank and Albert Jnr., and the front Edward and Ernest (twins) and Alfred. There were also three older sisters, Edith ( married name Stacey), Eva and Nora (married name Bell). 

Albert (junior) continued the mobile side of the business and Frank joined the firm when they acquired the first of the village council-built shops in 1951. They subsequently added shops in Langley, Holyport and Eton. 

This article was first published in A Pictorial History of Eton Wick & Eton.

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