This view of Primrose Cottage could be as recent as the late 1970s and is probably no older than the 1960s. There is a modern rotary type clothes lines in front of the window far left. The lean-to conservatory and the corrugated steel entrance porch has been demolished and the tree far right no longer exists.
At the time this photograph was taken the cottage was called Manana and was lived in by Mr and Mrs Ray Cranwell. Ray worked for Drage and Kent and you can hear him talking about his time as a ‘cook boy’ with Drages here.
This cottage was also originally two cottages and again south facing to catch the all important warming sun.