Memories of Burraton
Carol Cook (my mum) and Garfield Hobbs watching Nanny Cook do the work.
The lady driving the cows was my great-grandma Nanny Cook and the little girl in the photo was my mum.
My mother ran Burraton Post Office from 1950 to about 1990 and sold Frith postcards. The cows are being driven by Mrs Cook, a farmer's wife, whose farm was about 300 yards behind the photographer in Liskeard Road, Burraton. The farm was called 'The Elms'. The farmhouse is still there, but is now an old peoples' home called The Elms. The farmland has been built on.
My memory is from my father Douglas Willcocks, he would speek of his grandfather in Gunnislake. He said, that he owned a pub called the Rising Sun. I am trying to locate relatives that might have info. His father's name was John Willcocks. I am also trying to locate my grandmother's family, her name was Olive Sutton. My father said, when he was a child he would run to the mailbox to pick up a letter from his grandmother and drop one off from his mom. This went on for as long as he could remember. I am hoping that maybe just one letter has survived. I know these letters would be filled with family life and about her four sons that were her pride and joy. This would have been about 1930, as my ...Read full memory