Hilly Road residents Sara and George Hunt

I fondly remember visiting my grandparents at their Hilly Road home called “Sunrae”. I particularly remember the outside toilet and the cesspit ditch! They grew their own vegetables and had fruit trees, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats and budgies. As I remember they were very happy living there until they were forced out by the compulsory purchase of the land.
My baby brother, who died at three weeks of age in 1944, is buried at St Nicholas Church.

"Sunrae" cottage front view
"Sunrae" cottage back view
Sara Hunt
George Hunt
George and Sara Hunt in the garden at "Sunrae"
George, Sara Hunt and me in the garden at "Sunrae"

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  • So glad to find this, it’s intrigued me to find a road sign where there is no road. Did Hilly Road cover the same land as St Nicholas Lane or did it go back towards the Church? Does it appear on any maps?

    By Christine Piercy (27/06/2019)
  • Last time I drove down St Nicholas Lane, about 2 years ago, I noticed that the road sign for Hilly Road was still in place even though there is no road there nor has been for many years !!!

    By Donjoysmith (04/06/2019)

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