Posted - June 01, 2012
Rose sadly died on 1st April aged 86 from pneumonia. She was born in the East End of London in Bow, and came to Oxford during the war to visit her sister who had been evacuated to Woodstock Road. The family rented a house at 8 Wellington Street. That’s where she met her husband Gordon Carr. Rose then worked for a time at Lucys ironworks for the war effort — making hand grenades. After the war she returned to London but kept in touch with Gordon. They married in London in 1945 and in 1951 their son Stephen was born.
In 1956 they moved back to Jericho to live at 27 Great Clarendon Street. Rose worked at Mellons in St Michael’s Street and briefly in the small library in Jericho which was on part of what is now the podiatry clinic. Rose enjoyed reading and going to the allotment with Gordon. She was very creative and loved knitting and making dolls and Christmas decorations for family and friends. Rose was a familiar figure at Jericho events (pictured in the hat she made and wore for the Golden Jubilee street party in 2002). Gordon died in 1985. Rose lived in Jericho until 2011 when she went to live with Steve who now lives in Kennington. With the death of Rose we have lost the last representative of five generations of the Carr family who lived in Great Clarendon Street from the 1890s.