Old Maps of Ripley

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Memories of Ripley

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My wife and I lived in one of these Lodges from Jan' 1965 to July 1967, when I held the post of Stud Groom on Dunsborough Stud. which was the property of Charles Hughesdon. He was married to Florence Desmond who was a well known Music Hall artist and Film Star in the 1930s and 1940s.

During WW2 the pupils were evacuated and the school turned into a temporary Maternity Home. The Doctor attending the home was only part-time, but always on call. The Doctor lived a few houses away and at night time he hung a length of string from a bell next to his bed and out of his bedroom window. So a nurse (...Read full memory)