An advertisement within the local parish newsletter brought unexpected results for any Worcestershire Bed and Breakfast every day owner.
Aware that her two hundred year old home was steeped ever the bed and breakfast owner didn’t expect this history to come alive as a visitation from three generations of the local farming family soon after breakfast one sunny springtime morning.
In a world of her very own, quietly washing up in the kitchen sink, relieved which satisfied guests had simply driven down the generate, and getting excited about putting her feet as much as read the papers… when there is a knock on the rear door….
No new visitors had booked in, buddies usually just walked within, so who could this be?
There was a large car filled with people in the drive along with a young boy with a mature man, she presumed to become his father, standing looking rather sheepish in the door.
The little boy blurted away that his granny is at the car and they would love to come into consider the house because she experienced lived here when she was a woman just after the 2nd world war.
What self respecting landlady could refuse this type of request?
So in they all marched and such a delight it was being acquainted with the history of the home.
Mrs. P. had been the only real girl in a group of seven and spoke lovingly of her time from Colliers Hill. Her brothers had done the farm whilst the woman’s mother and herself experienced cooked and cleaned.
A chore she did not enjoy was the polishing from the wooden floors, which are actually thankfully tiled or carpeted.
Following a very interesting and psychological morning of reminiscing I waved the household off expecting never to determine them again.
However, a few days later I received a thanks card containing some old photos of the home and a request through Mr. and Mrs. G. and her family in order to celebrate their Ruby Wedding ceremony at Colliers Hill.
I was delighted as well as honoured to organise this event, the highlight being the celebration meal about the Saturday evening.
A feast to consider when old and youthful alike shared their memories over several portions of wine, bringing the history of the home alive for future generations to understand.