Above Street End Lane, Blagdon


4 Responses to “Above Street End Lane, Blagdon”

  1. 1 Roger Francis June 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    This is a photograph of Aubrietia Cottage, taken in 1983. I know this because, when we bought the house in 1982, thee utility room door was facing west, on the end of the house. We endured one winter of the wind howling through the stable door, and asked Taviner’s of West Harptree to move the south facing window to the door space and put in aa new non- stable door in place of the window on the south side. As you can see, we then set about changing the window colouring to white, hence the new utility room door is white and the landing window adjacent to the stiars roof is also white. This was the first, as it was easy to reach!
    The photograph is taken from the Rocks.
    Roger Francis

  2. 2 Robert Sampson June 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Well done, Roger. Where did you live before moving to Aubrietia cottage?

    • 3 Roger Francis June 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      When I married Kathy in 1972, I left my home town of Penarth and we settled down for ten years in a cottage called Lake Viewm in Ham Lane in Bishop Sutton. It was a bit of poetic licence aboiut the lake view, as you had to be a giraffe to see it. It is the end cottage opposite the Red Lion, and we loved it! But then an expanding family meant that we needed a bigger pad and so we came along the valley and bought this place.

  3. 4 Robert Sampson June 11, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Now you really have a lake view, Roger. There may be more beautiful places than Blagdon and the Yeo valley in the world but not that many. I’m a London cab driver and I had a job out to Weston some 15 years ago, late in the evening, and on the way back I drove through Bishop Sutton and filled up at the garage there. Had a chat with the guy who served me and when I told him that one of my cousins is married to a well-known man in Ubley he remarked, ‘He’s the meanest man on Mendip’, which made me laugh a lot. He has a reputation for having deep pockets and short arms, haha. I saw him and my cousin at Andrew’s funeral. I only ever seem to see my relatives, what’s left of them, at funerals nowadays.

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