After considering several possible sites, we finally decided to have a bungalow built on the land bought from Mr. Noakes. So after thirty three years as mine host and mine hostess at the Apple Tree Inn we said goodbye and moved into the ‘Pippins’ a couple of hundred yards away in September 1959. We now had a care free life. Cecil was getting less angina pain. The American Government were still paying us a monthly compensation for the loss of Richard. We could afford a gardener and I had my rose garden.
Cecil James Drew (1892-1974) was wounded between Ypres and Armentieres whilst serving with the Somerset Light Infantry in the First World War. The following paragraph appeared in the local newspaper whilst he was at home in Peasedown St. John, Somerset, convalescing. It was during this period that he met his future wife.
July 16, 2007 at 5:47 am (Biography, Genealogy, Location)
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Between 1898 and 1942 Herbert Golledge recorded the events which occurred around the villages of Shoscombe and Single Hill in the parish of Wellow, Somerset, England. The following is a transcript of the Notebook he used provided by Ella Drew before her death. Ella was for many years the landlady of the Apple-Tree Inn at Shoscombe. Whilst the transcription is in page number order it would appear that this is not the order they were entered. It would seem that he started from the back towards the front, at some point switched to the front and then continued in both directions.