The Old Carved Mantlepiece

A Memory of Brimpton

The name carved on the old oak mantlepiece is that of my great great great uncle Charles. It reads "C. Hyde Esq. 1799". He must have carved it when a teenager. The beam was offered to my father in 1961 as a momento by the then owner, Mr Pettit but because of its weight and size, we couldn't transport it home! The beam now resides on the top of the fireplace at Hyde End Farm, the residence of Mr. John Pettit, the aforementioned Mr Pettit's son.

A memory shared by Alan Hyde , on Oct 13th, 2009.

Comments & feedback

Be the first to comment

Starting a conversation is a great way to share, and get involved!
Post some feedback, your own recollections, or questions below.

Add your comment

You must be signed-in to your Frith account to post a comment.

or Register now

Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history & people?

Also Remembered This Week

Some of the places you've shared memories of this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.