Memories of Coolham
I have enjoyed summers at Coolham House from 1991 until 2012. The structures have changed very little in decades. The wildlife is wonderful: deer, foxes, pheasants, a pair of white owls, robins, thrushes, martins, woodpeckers, and wonderful butterflies grace the land. I'd love to hear what it was like long ago.
I had happy holidays at Coolham House with my Auntie Jean and Uncle Douglas (Colonel Cameron) when I was about 10 years of age. I remember there was a prisoner of war called Coconi (an Italian) working on the farm. I remember driving a horse and trap to the village. I no longer live in the area and I wondered if it still existed.
I left Coolham 1n 1957 to go to sea to become a Salvage Diver. I was very fortunate to have achieved my ambition and became the senior diver within Admiralty Salvage. My family lived and owned Hammer Cottage, together with Saddlers Cottage plus some land near Oak Tree Farm. I hold the original deeds for this property back to ...Read full memory
We lived in this house, our dad was Albert Sheldon and the shop was called Goods Stores. It sold everthing, and had a Post Office, a Haberdashery counter and a Bakery and general food stores...we also had a huge vat of Molasses out in the back yard. We were the Sheldon twins; Christine and Patricia....we loved this house.