Sunday, 4 June 2017
When we moved to Highdale - twenty some odd years ago, the above illustrated house was a lovely, distinguished looking tumbledown wreck of a place. It is, as you can see, a very early brick built house, just pre- Tudor, circa 1490 ish, I should think., and very conveniently located near the town centre. After we'd been here a few years it was up for sale, needing complete restoration, and, eventually, it sold. It was bought by a family who had a connexion with the town, and eventually all the work was done, and the new owners moved in about three years ago. It is now up for sale again; and before anyone asks, no we cannot afford to buy it, and don't have much inclination to think seriously about doing so. The asking price is now about three times what our, much earlier, and probably more convenient home, could be expected to fetch; and anyway we like our own home very much. But isn't it odd how these things seem to go round, especially if you have a good memory.