Chesterfield family history · Green Family History

Little Annie Green- burnt by Bengal match.

Annie Green's Wheatbridge Pottery moneybank 1901
Annie Green’s Wheatbridge Pottery moneybank 1901

Annie Green was the daughter of Robert Lichtenstein Green and Emily Jane Griffin and was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1892.

She was the sixth child of seven and had four older brothers. One day in 1899, three of the boys were playing with their younger sister and allowed her to hold one of their Bengal matches, which were similar to sparklers, but much more dangerous as they dripped molten phosphorous. Unsupervised, Annie did not know to hold the match away from her and burning drops landed on her chin.Where the sparks fell it melted away her skin and flesh. She spent many, many months in hospital and was badly scarred for life.

The next door neighbour of her grandfather was David Skelton, manager of the Wheatbridge Pottery who gave her a moneybank from the pottery as a present to welcome her home in 1901.

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald - Saturday 03 February 1900
Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald – Saturday 03 February 1900

Annie Green 1892-1954 married William Macneilage

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