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Littleworth – detached cottage 2


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I have not posted a blog for a while. But I am still modelling. I have finished my cottage.

 

This cottage is called Rose Cottage and it belongs to Miss Harriet Parker, a free-lance journalist and writer.

 

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For the magazine of the Middleshire Historical Society Miss Parker wants to describe the cottages of Littleworth. She thought it would be a nice idea to start with the cottage she lives in. Sitting behind her Underwood Noiseless 77 typewriter she starts typing:

“I know the cottage is built in around 1900. But there is not much information about the cottage in his papers. The only thing is a letter about adding a shed to the cottage in 1935. This letter was from Frederick Peterson & Son, Builders & Contractors.

 

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Mrs. Peterson tells me that Mr. Frederick was a fully accurate man. He archived everything very carefully. Now she stands up and goes to another room. After a while she comes back with an archive map. I can read that it is a map for Littleworth. Mrs. Peterson tell me that the firm had only done a few building projects in Littleworth. One of them was de building of some cottages on Green Lane. As a speculative builders Mr. Frederick Peterson hoped he could sell them to people who could afford buying a cottage. The three cottages there where of a basic design from E. Flint and Son, architects. In the map was page from a notebook on which stood that the cottages could be finished by a personal choice of brick and tiles.

Mrs. Peterson gets another paper out of the archive map. This is a drawing of the floorplan of the cottages. I am incredibly pleased to see them and recognize my own cottage in it. Unfortunately, there is no further drawing information. No. 1 Green Lane was sold to Mr Christopher A. Roope, Wine & Spirit Merchant. They have their premises on Dock Road in Northall. We have no information when the cottage is sold to your farther.

 

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Suggestions and comments are welcome.

 

Job

 

 

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Fabulous, and I love the back story too. Beautiful brickwork.

Only thing troubling me is the joints between the roof tiles lining up, that roof would leak like a sieve.

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2 hours ago, 5&9Models said:

Only thing troubling me is the joints between the roof tiles lining up, that roof would leak like a sieve.

Maybe she should ask the local builder for some roof repair.

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Lovely work Job. It's always a treat when you post.

 

I'd like to live in that cottage, but I don't want to insult Miss Parker with an offer of buying it. I'm sure money is of little interest to her.

 

There is much attention to detail in the letter from Peterson & Son, including the typed date not being quite in line with the print!

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4 hours ago, Mikkel said:

Lovely work Job. It's always a treat when you post.

 

I'd like to live in that cottage, but I don't want to insult Miss Parker with an offer of buying it. I'm sure money is of little interest to her.

 

There is much attention to detail in the letter from Peterson & Son, including the typed date not being quite in line with the print!

 

Thank you. Miss Parker inherited the cottage from her parents in 1947 when her father, Frank Parker, died.  Now she is thinking of a second mortgage to do some roof repair and modernising the cottage. Installing a bathroom and a refrigerator. 

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