From Hamlet to Economic Depression and Hardship

In 1837 Queen Victoria came to the throne and reigned until her death in 1901. This was the time of the expanding British Empire and global trade began to influence even small hamlets such as Treoes.

This section also covers the period after Queen Victoria’s reign, including how the Great War of 1914 – 1911 affected Treoes, as well as the time of hardship in the 1920s and 1930s.

The section has been divided as follows:

Victorian Period – during which time industry is continuing to expand, and rural life is beginning to change for ever.

Coychurch – once closely associated with Treoes, sharing a common heritage and trade.

Edwardian Period – what was life like in Treoes at the start of the 20th Century? Who lived here then and how did they earn their living?

WW I – as Britain entered in war with Germany even small villages like Treoes were involved.

The 1920s and 30s – as economic depression affected many of the urban areas, in rural Treoes, at least in some respects, life went on.







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