Well life continues as normal here – the courtyard still needs pumping out and now a stable as well as the boiler house is letting water in! Even the plums have gone mouldy – heh ho – we are not going to let a bit of water get us down even if it did prevent the cream tea for some of our visitors being moved from the lovely garden environment we had hoped for in to the Ballroom. We still were able to offer a pleasant English pastime to some of our close community members and they in turn regaled us with stories of the ‘good old days’ in South Ormsby – coffee mornings, whist drives, rummage sales, sponsored walks and bike rides to name a few. We all recognized it would be lovely to have a few more facilities in the village and reminisced about the Post Office/Shop and when the school was opened (it closed in 1973). We listened carefully and even made notes so that we can try to incorporate some of these things in to future plans.
Free range eggs might be part of these and faster broadband too. Here at South Ormsby we are very keen to support our local businesses and we have now finalized arrangements for our free event on 13th September – “Starting a Business – is it right for me?” and are asking people to contact Coral if they want to find out more information or book a place- firstname.lastname@example.org
It is fascinating finding more out about the Hall, estate and Massingberd family and we were lucky enough to be visited by the old woodman’s (Tom Dodds) family this week too. The Squire thought very highly of Tom and we were able to share photographs and newspaper cuttings so everyone went away with a little more meat on the bones of their historical research than they came with. We even acquired a photograph of Charles, Tom’s father Charles who was woodman before him!