Washday in Dag Lane, 1928
The White House, School Lane, 1920s
Lane took it's name from the droppings that hang from a sheep's underside (yeuch!!)
and has since been renamed School Lane.
1901, the local school was located on Dag Lane, which
is why the road was renamed.
The start of the road, as it runs along
the side of the Spread Eagle car park, lies on the route of the Via
Devana Roman road that ran through the village in Roman times.
top picture opposite shows members of the Jolley family doing the Monday wash in Dag
Lane with buckets of water from the nearby well.
The bottom picture shows May David's father in front of The White House, School
Lane, which has always been regarded as one of the prestigious houses in
Cottingham, having warranted a mention in the gentry list in the
1903 Kelly's Directory, then owned by a Miss GE
Pery. In the 1870s, a Mrs Pery was listed as the owner of