Our friend’s cottage was sold by auction last month after a massive clearout.  It is difficult to believe she doesn’t live there anymore but we hope it will be rejuvenated by the next occupants.

She came down to Welcombe, on a motorbike, in 1955 and, with her friend, bought The Old Smithy and the land that went with it.  Our 60s bungalow sits on that field behind the pub (how these got past the planners we don’t know, but are really glad they did).  After about five years she married a local man, moved into the cottage and started a riding stables.  The sign was found in her cottage in the clear out.

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