Ivy Cottage, Aberford

Ivy Cottage, Cattle Lane, Aberford

A recent win on eBay of the photo-postcard, shown above, dated 1904 has been added to the Parlington history site, and contrasts this former Gascoigne property with the location today. It was sold in 1964 in the major auction in October that year; details of the auction were added in an earlier post: the-biggest-sell-off-of-aberford-that-ever-was.… Read the full article

A Weekend in Norfolk

Rotunda in the Market Place Swaffham

After a tedius drive down the A1 and then across country on the A17 to Kings Lynn, bypassing Sleaford thankfully, and on along the A47, we arrived at our destination, Swaffham, a country market town in the heart of Norfolk. The small country town was a favoured meeting place in the eighteenth century, for visiting gentry, and the Rotunda shown above was the centre of their activities along with the nearby Meeting Rooms.… Read the full article

Parlington, day to day observations on topical issues.

Every day I meet people who are, to be frank, less than impressed by the state that the country is in. They readily blame our politicians and suggest that in previous times things were better! I don’t think we can make objective global comparisons between how things are today compared to how they might have been in say, “1908”, things are what they are; but we can look at some of the differences and contrast them.… Read the full article