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Caption for Wilmcote, The Crofts C1955: Warwickshire's vernacular architecture characteristically uses a mixture of building materials; with stone in the Cotswolds, for instance, and an abundance of timber in the formerly well-wooded areas of Arden. But Wilmcote was a quarrying centre, and this timber-framed house has a garden wall of the local lias limestone.

Memories of Wilmcote

My father was a builder doing war work whereever he was sent. My parents wanted all the family to be together so we all arrived in Wilmcote, my mother, father and older brother and I. We lived in an old train carriage which had been transformed into a temporary home for us. It was situated in the grounds of the home (...Read full memory)

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