Mudcat Café message #4018262 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166876   Message #4018262
Posted By: Jim Carroll
10-Nov-19 - 04:48 AM
Thread Name: Review: Walter Pardon - Research
Subject: RE: Review: Walter Pardon; Research
"Jim, you have not said what happened to Walters cottage after he died did the state inherit it, did he intestate."
I'll find out and let you know
Have looked in occasionally via Google Earth - it's been kept intact without major alterations though the hedged vegetable garden has gone as have the line of sheds behind the house
One of them was a wheeled shepherd's hut - we tried to get a rural useum to take it, without much luck
You can look it up yourself on Google Earth - if you travel along Hall lane from the village you will come to a rather magnificent restored thatch Barn on the left, about half way along - Walter's is the next house
The picket fence has ben restored - it always was a bit iffy

Walter's nephew, Roger Dixon, kindly gave us the original tape Walter made of himself at the funeral and we have his two notebooks which contain his family's songs
The Dancing Doll he made is now on display at The Irish Traditional Music Archive
Jim