Last week an older gentleman from the local history centre brought around this photo of our house that we think has been taken in the 1880s. It was built we know in 1876 for a doctor, who died three years later. Rumour has it that he left the house to his housekeeper, so who the lady and three children are remains a mystery.
What is amazing for us – as we are in the process of talking plans with our architect – is that the entrance you can see where the children stand no longer exists and already the upstairs window is bricked in. Why? We don’t know and as you can imagine many tales exist.
We love our house and hope we can be good stewards of this amazing piece of local history.