The origins of the name 'Nancy Butterfly' can be seen in the following sketch of Redditch as it might have appeared in 1776.
The House of 'Nancy Buterfly' is highlighted. It is believed that Nancy earned her living through somewhat disreputable means!
The sketch was drawn by Redditch Artist, Norman Neasom* RWS, RBSA, and is reproduced here with kind permission.
You can find out more about Norman's work, including his memories of an upbringing on Birchensale Farm, via this website: www.neasomfineart.co.uk
*We were saddened to hear that Norman died in February 2010.
NB The sketch is copyright: 'Neasom Fine Art'.
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