Cottages at Coombe Lodge, Blagdon

7 Responses to “Cottages at Coombe Lodge, Blagdon”


  1. 1 Alison Hayhow(Ball) August 19, 2015 at 5:58 am

    This is where Sara and William Wigley lived and where my grandmother Gertrude was born with siblings Florence ,Reginald and Rosina. Gertrude worked at the Wills Estate in the laundry and later became a nurse maid for the Newnham family. She married Aurther Enos Ball who was well known around Blagdon as Tommy Ball the peacemaker.

  2. 2 Janice Borneman May 14, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Alison and I are cousins and we are very passionate about our family history. My son Warren will be visiting Blagdon at the beginning of July 2016. If there are any residents who remember the Ball Family who migrated to Australia we would love to hear from you. Janice Borneman- née Ball

  3. 3 Blagdon Local History Society May 23, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    The laundry room is still there – in an outbuilding behind the house in Bourne Lane. The History Society has a copy of the Ball memoirs with the photo of Sarah & the girls standing outside the house (not the one in this photo). Our HQ is situated next to Blagdon Stores in the centre of the village. Secretary Pip Riley pip.riley@talk21.com. We are trying to locate the farmhouse in the photo you sent earlier – I asked the Charterhouse History group CHERT if they could help.

  4. 4 Janice Borneman May 28, 2016 at 2:46 am

    Good Morning,
    Thank you for replying to my message. My son Warren will send an email to Pip Riley this weekend. We appreciate your information and interest regarding our Family history.
    Kind Regards,
    Jan Borneman nee Ball

  5. 5 Pip Riley June 19, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Hi Jan
    I have just seen this message from you and Sheila’s reply. I have been away for some time and not aware of an email from your son but it might have gone in my spam so do please send again. Regards Pip

  6. 6 Blagdon Local History Society June 20, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Thank you – we haven’t heard from Warren yet, but in the meantime I am sending you some more information re The Wigleys – after William retired as coachman, they lived in 1 Lays cottages.
    kind regards,
    Sheila


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