‘Glendale’ now named Hollow Cottage on North Road was the home of Alfred Squire and his family. Alfred Squire was the Manor Bailiff and he and his wife Sarah (nee Shute) had six children. Their first born Sarah Luise born in 1881 sadly died as an infant in a scalding accident. Next came Mercy Harriet (1883-1920) and Christina Mary (1894-1976) and then three boys Wilfred Alfred (1885-1973), Joseph Samuel 1888-1961) and Eleazar John (1891-1917). The three boys all joined up to fight in World War I with Eleazar, the youngest, being killed in action. Christina feeling she should ‘do her bit’ for the War effort became known as The Chideock Egg Lady as she decorated eggs which were sent them to the ‘front’ to help with soldiers nutrition. Eleazar is commemorated on the Chideock War Memorial and has a ‘page’ on the Chideock War Memorial section of this website. Many thanks to both Colin Foot and Frances Colville for their research. To read the stories of Christina and her three brothers please follow the link – Christina Mary Squire ‘The Chideock Egg Lady’. Joseph Samuel Squire. Wilfred Alfred Squire. Eleazar John Squire.