Friday, 13 July 2012

Tenbury Wells

Tenbury Wells and District History Society invited me over yesterday evening, to talk about my ancestor, Peter Davis of Dean Park. I gave them the story of the two 1830s diaries that had come to light in recent years, published last year. One of the dividends has been meeting up with new cousins and discovering resources such as this photograph: it was taken from Dean Park, looking over the River Teme to Tenbury Wells. Those present at the meeting were pretty sure that the tall house was The Court, owned by Septimus Godson at the time of the diaries.

Now it's no longer - indeed the meeting was held very close to where it would have stood, in the 1870s Pump Rooms. Mineral water was found in The Court's grounds only a couple of years after the last entry in Peter Davis' second diary.

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