Monthly Archives: June 2015

Chatting with the Parsons at Biddy’s Bottom

    “We had a look at Old Enstone yesterday, just before we came here to see you people, and the lady at Adams’ Stores pointed out the house where Old Mont had grown up.” David Parsons: “Oh that would’ve been … Continue reading

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Biddy’s Bottom

Not many miles from Charlbury, and a short drive from the village of Old Enstone, is the tiny hamlet of Fulwell where Old Mont once lived in his old stone cottage, Biddy’s Bottom. (Biddy’s Bottom is the last cottage in the row of attached … Continue reading

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Church Enstone

Old Mont is well remembered by the locals of Old Enstone as a “Church man.” He was a life member of the Parish of Old Enstone Church, St Kenelm, where he religiously attended the services. Never had I envisaged that I would be standing in … Continue reading

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Old Enstone

Until we actually arrived in Old (Neat) Enstone, I truly thought that I would be able to just roll up and immediately pinpoint the places Old Mont had spoken about in his story. Then, when I saw the village for myself I found that it was larger, … Continue reading

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On the trail of Old Mont

Continued from last post… After chatting to Martin Dodds about Sheila Stewart and her book Lifting the Latch: Life on the land, we left Martin to go back to his work, and continued our search for Old Mont. On our way to the village of … Continue reading

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More surprises

Following on from my blog of two days ago…  In England on that first day, we passed Oxford and headed for Charlbury where I had arranged  to meet with publisher Edward Fenton of Day Books. Sheila Stewart’s fascinating book Lifting the Latch: … Continue reading

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Sam is back!

Was unable to post my blogs while I was away–no time to even look at a computer, and difficulties getting internet access in many places anyway–so it’s catch-up time! We arrived in London late in the afternoon of May 11 and, … Continue reading

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