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The Village c1960, Burraton
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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.

Burraton Post Office

The Village c1960, Burraton
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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 near what used to be called the Coronation Inn and later was renamed the Rodney.  Roger's shop was further down New Road from us.  I believe it is now a Spar Store.

Nanny Cook

The Village c1960, Burraton
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The lady driving the cows was my great-grandma Nanny Cook and the little girl in the photo was my mum.

Nanny Cook

The Cross c1960, Burraton
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Carol Cook (my mum) and Garfield Hobbs watching Nanny Cook do the work.

Rising Sun / USA Family Decendents

The Village c1960, Burraton
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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 father was born in Gunnislake in 1921. My father died this last summer at age 90. He always wondered about these letters, I feel bad that I waited so long but it would be nice to have something from... Read more

Quietways

The Village c1955, Gunnislake
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Hello, I am trying to locate "Quietways" home. A very close friend of the family has written to me many times and the only address he has given me is "Quietways", Kingswood Road, Gunnislake PL18.9DF. Would it be possible to assist me in contacting Peter Wills at this address? I would be very grateful if we could contact him. Thanking you in advance, Ann Laing

Looking For Family in Gunnislake

The Village c1955, Gunnislake
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My father was born in Gunnislake, and lived there until two years of age with his mother Olive Sutton-Willcocks. My grandfathers name was John Willcocks, I think his sister's name was Sussie, but I'm not sure. My grandmother's, brothers name was Frank Sutton, he was in the Navy and was a Mason. My grandfather's family owned the Rising Sun Tavern in Gunnislak,e or that is what I was told. My father Douglas Willcocks, was born in 1921 and returned to the US with his mother and brothers and lived in Michigan, until his death this last summer, he was 90. He always talked about as a boy, how he would run to the mailbox every day and without fail there would be a letter from his grandmother in England, and he would deposit a letter from his mother to her mum. He always said, he would have loved to have read one of the letters from his mother, as it would have most certainly have contained news about family life, and... Read more

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