Hope you had a good ride today Mike and cheers Vincent. Yes, fantastic heritage, I should try and work out how many people were brought up in that house.
All my great grandads children emigrated to Boston Massachusetts from that house. A few of the brothers that settled there ran a bar. Probably something they knew best!.
Anyway the eldest son of his my Grandad came back when he died and married a close neighbour and had 8 children the youngest of which was my Mum.
One of my Grandads sisters had a vaguely famous actor son called Dick Wesson. He co starred in Calamity Jane.
One funny story I was told by the publican on Bere island. One brother of my Grandad sent some money back from Boston to the bar man on Bere island. Go buy every one a drink on me he said, but not my brother!. They must have had one big row before he left for home
Had a long ride today, Norwich and back to another water treatment works. Left a 4am but managed to get there for just after 7am. Even the M25 was nearly enjoyable with no traffic. I've another job tomorrow in Avonmouth near Bristol.