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Beatrice Page (1889-1972) - A Family Affair

Locking Road, Weston-super-Mare, where Beatrice Page lived with her parents, c. 1900

(North Somerset Council and Somerset County Council Heritage Service, 2014)

 

Whitecross Road, Weston-super-Mare, where Beatrice Page lived with her husband Edward, c. 1900

(North Somerset Council and Somerset County Council Heritage Service, 2014)

 

Beatrice Page was the first female tram driver in the country

 

A Family Affair 

Beatrice Alice Eileen Granger was born on 17 September 1889 in Weston-super-Mare. She was one of ten children born to Mary and Thomas Granger. Sadly four of the children died in childhood. Her father worked as a mason’s labourer.

Beatrice married William Edward Page in 1907. She was 18 years old and William was 26. The couple lived with Beatrice’s parents for the first few years of their married life before moving to Whitecross Road. In 1911 their daughter Olive was born and a son Thomas followed in 1915.

William operated one of the first river ferry services between Weston-super-Mare and Brean Down.

 

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