Category Archives: World War two

The Bull in The Bathroom Part 3

The German invasion of Guernsey in 1940 was a dark time for Islanders but it also showed how people rise to the occasion and demonstrate remarkable courage and adaptability. Mum and Dad were making hay at the Blanc Bois when … Continue reading

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Dad and the Duke

Dad was a very competitive showman of animals. He would show anything and  learnt how to be an expert on every type of fur and feather as well as large animals like cows. He was a King’s Cup judge at … Continue reading

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The Bull in the Bathroom

Villa Castrorum was a fine granite built typical Guernsey farmhouse with particularly well proportioned rooms. It was basically a two up and two down. The hallway was  spacious and over it was a box room which served as a very small third … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Horses Part 2b

Now Kitty after the ear incident was not a very nice horse. I’m pleased to report her change of nature didn’t last long and she soon returned to being a horse who had no problem being ridden bareback by up … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Horses Part 2

Kitty was always called the French Mare having been brought to Guernsey by the German invaders. I don’t know how Dad got hold of her and when but I do know she was one of those special horses whose memory … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Horses Part 1

Horses seemed to play a big part in our lives probably less for me at the transition of horses into tractors than for the older members of the family. But whenever a few of us were around the kitchen table, … Continue reading

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