View from The Point, Plump Hill

Plump Hill view.

Courtesy of: Richard Norris. Uploaded: June 2009.

View from The Point, Plump Hill

Mrs Peggy Ryland added (Sept 2013): "... If you follow the track in the middle that goes right up into a wood that is where I lived as a little girl with my parents. Our cottage was called Prospect Cottage. Next-door lived Mr Sid Buffin, an ex miner, his wife Kitty, who was my father's sister, and Miss Kate Matthews also one of my father's sisters. In the winter Mr Birt Stidder used to bring our milk on the his tractor when the snow was very bad. The hill is roughly six hundred feet above sea level. If we could not have walked in the tractor tracks, then we would have been stuck in snow drifts. The red telephone kiosk was by the side of the post box. During the Winter people had a dreadful struggle to post a letter or make a phone call. Roads did not have grit on them in those days, sledges were made from all types of materials. During the Winter months Plump Hill resembled Switzerland. Huge drifts covered Hazel Hill which was opposite Plump Hill were the track ran into the woods. Daffodils used to pop through the snow in March as large patches of snow still remained".


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