I know I only posted yesterday so there’s not much to say really, except… I’m a teensy bit excited as I’ve just written to the current owners of the Low Hall in Kirkbymoorside – where Grandfather was born and brought up – to see if we could visit the garden! Cheeky, but, hey. With luck – they’ll be interested in the history of the place, so I sent these photos of it.
I’d love to see it – in ‘My Garden’ CCF gives a lovely account (written in 1901 when he was in his mid-thirties) of his return home to Low Hall to surprise his family while they’re at tea in the garden. It also includes a conversation he had with his father about the giant tree beside the house – expressing concerns that it might fall, and hoping it would miss the conservatory. It did – as you can see from the photos! I think the gentleman standing by the tree roots in the second pic is my Great-Grandfather, George Frank.
Also – as PS to yesterday’s post – I heard on the radio this morning that most of the Team GB medals winners so far come from Yorkshire!