Cotesbach Hall (3)

The last of my posts about Cotesbach will not mean much to anybody but me – the family memorabilia laid out on the piano in the drawing room, which included a photograph of the wedding of Rhona Hanbury to Brigadier General Vigant de Falbe in the summer of 1911, just before the outbreak of war. It was at Poles in Hertfordshire. The house was sold two years later:-

And in a tiny little sketchbook was a watercolour of my father in 1918 at home in King Henry’s Road where he lived during the First World War:-

And my Aunt Margaret, studious as a child as ever afterwards:-


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