Different transport methods

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  1. 1 Sheila Johnson January 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Albert Milliar (A..Milliar & Son, builders based in Rickford) in the trap and his clerk of works Godwin on the motorbike. Many local people worked for Milliars and he was regarded as a good employer.This photo was published in ‘Rickford A History of a North Somerset Village’ and the original photo belongs to the Milliar family.

  2. 2 Robert Sampson January 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Great stuff, Sheila, you are a bit of an oracle. My “auntie” Hilda, wife of Kettner Harvey, spent the last few weeks of her life dying in bed in a cottage in Rickford, not many doors to the West of the Plume of Feathers. I was an infant then. Previously I had stayed on the Harveys’ farm at Priddy…Rowberrow Farm, halfway up Priddy Hill, for quite a few holidays. I last saw “Uncle” Ket when he was living in a caravan in someone’s back garden in Chew Stoke, also spending his last days there. He taught me, as a boy, how to make a powerful bow, capable of killing a rabbit if you could aim it well enough. I never had a wish to kill a rabbit as I love all animals & creatures. You may remember Stan Harvey, Ket’s brother, who ran a pub near Churchill Gate and kept greyhounds. We rehomed one of his retired greyhounds in our house in London. I have a retired greyhound at home now, as company for my Whippet, who has never raced…just a pet.

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