George Hull, my great grandfather, was a coachman to the Emmens family at Mount Vernon in Northumberland Road. I think the photo was taken in Trinity Street in Leamington, where my mother lived with him and my nan. He used to fetch my mum from school when it snowed. I think the photo was taken in the 1920s.
My mum used to say that Mrs Emmens used to sit in the summer house writing poetry, and she always had a musical box playing. She always wore a hat that had a wide brim and a chiffon tied over the top of it and under her chin.
The horse’s name was Paddy and in the winter he used to pull a sleigh when it snowed.