Liveihg In Tillgate - a Memory of Crawley.
I lived in Tillgate from 1945 to about 1954. Dad was Sir Malcolm Campbell's care taker on the estate, until he died, we have grate memory's growing up there, by the way our name is Morris, there was fore of us at this time, Dennis ,Bill, Pat, and myself, Mum & Dad, we lived in the old laundry cottage on the side of the lake, I remember the mansion very well, I went in side it when the Canadians used it as the officers mess, It was beautiful in side, until they went home, they must had a party when they left, and the next time I saw inside it was a mess, all the marble coeloms were on the floor and smashed all the mirrors were smashed and also a lot of windows as well, such a sham, living at the laundry cottage was hard, we had no Electricity no running Water, paraffin lamps, and pump water from a well, logs for the fire, but good fun.
Peter F Morris
A memory shared by on Mar 21st, 2016.
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