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Courtesy of:Roger Hudson
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Connie and Pontie

Connie and Pontie lived at Lime Kiln Cottage.
I believe that Pontie had retired from a civil service job something connected with the forces probably and Connie was I think also a civil servant in an admin. role, but I am really testing my memory here.
Pontie was very resourceful indeed as they both had to be to live in the cottage without any mains services at that time. He built a wind turbine to generate electricity which was stored in a bank of large batteries and they collected rain water from the roof.
Connie remained in the cottage until the 1990’s after Pontie died and eventually she moved to a care home.
Connie was Laurie Band's sister.

Picture Added on 23 November 2016.


I seem to remember that Pontie was a soap salesman. I can distinctly remember him filling up water barrels at the William the Conqueror in times of drought. His car had a knob on the steering wheel as he only had the use of one arm.

The wind turbine used to fascinate me as a kid - funny to think Lime Cottage is now home to bird watchers.

Added by Chris Coleman on 03 December 2016.
Laurie band was my aunt Joy's husband.
Added by Jim Hill on 30 January 2017.
Wonderful to see the old photos.
Added by Colette munroe on 13 May 2018.

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