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My Grandfathers Cottage - a Memory of Harpford.

Podburys Cottage was my Grandfathers cottage. (William Cooper). It was then named Ginko Cottage. My grandfather was a gardener at Harpford House and I believe that this was a "Tied" cottage.

I personally lived in Ginko cottage from birth in 1940 to my grandfathers death in 1946.

A memory shared by David Broughton on Mar 22nd, 2007.
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 Comments & Feedback

Mon Aug 28th 2017, at 8:00 am
dalematthews commented:
My ancestors were Podbury's. I know they came from here, and I have seen the graves in the churchyard. I don't know the link between the cottage and the family. If anyone has any info I would love to hear it.

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