Memories of Burraton

Nanny Cook

Carol Cook (my mum) and Garfield Hobbs watching Nanny Cook do the work.

A memory of Burraton by Helen Shepherd

Nanny Cook

The lady driving the cows was my great-grandma Nanny Cook and the little girl in the photo was my mum.

A memory of Burraton by Helen Shepherd


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.

A memory of Burraton by Claire Allen

Rising Sun / Usa Family Decendents

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 ...Read full memory

Burraton Post Office

Hi Bob. I remember your mother behind the Post Office counter. Your cat used to regularly attack our dog as we passed your front gate on the way to Burraton Park.  We both went to Saltash Grammar School in the late fifties.  I lived with Mrs Richards at 382 New Road a matter of a couple of hundred yards away ...Read full memory

A memory of Burraton by Raymond Guy

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