We have just read Anthony McKays memories of Barningham Hall. After they left my husbands family, also McKays, how about that for coincidence, moved in also as driver to Sir Charles. My husband Terry was nine at the time and lived there until he was fifteen.
His memories are exactley the same, and we have photographs of all the Mot Radcliffe family.
We called in to see Lady Mott Ratcliffe about ten years ago and she very kindly took us on a tour of the hall and gardens and it was exactly as my husband remembered.
Earlier this year we called again, she had retired to a cottage in the village at the age of ninety, and in residence now is the eldest daughters son, she also was extremely nice and reminisced with my husband.
He also says it was a wonderful childhood there, but I still cant get over the fact that consectutive drivers were called McKay.
A memory shared byon Aug 7th, 2008.
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