Kathleen was looking to trace relatives
in Hethersett by the name of Woods and they lived in Lynch Green in
the cottages behind Lynch Green House. Kathleen takes up the story:
Aunt Sybil (as she was known to me then
lived there) She was also aunt to my Uncle Reg Woods. He was on the
Parish Council. In 1964 David their son was born. My aunt became ill
around 1966 and I came to live in Hethersett to look after David and
start him to school in the village.
I came home in 1969 to get married. In
1970 Aunt Gladys died and I returned for the funeral, but cannot
remember which church. (but I remember uncle Reg's mother being buried
I enjoyed my time in Hethersett and one
day would like to return just to walk where I once did and look at the
Reggie's Father was Henry Woods, and
Mother Florence (I think?) lived in Great Melton. Uncle Reg used to
call him "Hector". I'm not sure if that would have been one
of his Christian names or a nickname.
I remember visiting often for tea etc,
and he had a greenhouse in which he liked to grow flowers (I have a
photo of my aunt Gladys sitting in the doorway). Uncle Reg worked in
the City I think for an auctioneers' firm.
I would also like to know what happened
to David their son if anyone might remember him. I remember that aunty
Sib (as I called her) didn't live in the house alone. She had a
companion or sister with her, but I can't remember her name. Uncle Reg
called her aunt.
I also remember The Loke as I lived
with Aunt Gladys in the cottages at the bottom. There were garages on
the right as well.
I also remember Uncle Reg auctioning
cattle as he took me to the cattle market one day.
Aunt Gladys once played a nun in a church play (though what church I don't
know). But I do remember the shop on Great Melton Road. I think it was a post office
once. The last picture I saw of it (on your site) I think) it was a charity
shop. I used to pass it everyday on my way to take David to school.
(editors note - The Old Post Office which subsequently became a
charity shop has been pulled down and replaced by housing. The Post
Office has moved to smaller premises in Oak Square and the charity
shop is situated across the road from the old post office in what was
formerly a newsagents).
I remember the old iron railings around "Lynch Green
House" where Aunty Syb lived with her companion. The name Ruby springs to
mind although I might be mistaken. I used to go and feed ducks on a little pond not far from the
house and gaze at the massive trees.
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