Ellen Malinda 'Lyn' Eley nee Anderson
Ellen Malinda ‘Lyn’ Anderson was the daughter of Henry Anderson (Farm Labourer) and Ellen Craft Allison Spicer. Born 4 December 1901 at Botany Bay, Graveley, Hertfordshire, Lyn was baptised on 26 January 1902 at Graveley.
Lyn’s siblings were Clara Anderson, Florence Rhoda Anderson (BEM Postwoman) and William Theodore Anderson.
Lyn married Harold Victor Eley (Postman) at St Mary’s Ashwell on 29 August 1925. They had two children, Helen Margaret Eley and Antony Victor Eley (Railway Worker).
They lived at Workhouse Yard, Ashwell.
Lyn had a number of jobs throughout her life which was normal for women at that time, they were:
Caretaker of the village hall running the baths for the village men – working at the brewery and domestic work etc.
Lyn died in 1988 and is buried at St Mary’s Ashwell.