21 Feb 2015

Elmfield House, 70a Winchester Road, Romsey...

I've added this sketch to Paper, Paint, Pencils and Pens today....



Another local town to where I grew up was Romsey.  I still have relatives there whom we visit regularly which is great.

The sketch is of my in-laws house (and where they lived when I first met my husband) back in the days they lived there some 30 years ago, the right-hand side of the semi-detached property, known as Elmfield House, it actually went back further so was quite a sizable property.  It also had a cellar (which unfortunately flooded every time the local river swelled, although a handy little pump helped resolve that).

It also had a ghost!   oh yes, and both my m-i-l and f-i-l  saw it.  Mum saw it floating up the stairs one day, and Dad saw it standing at the bottom of their bed.  These occurrences weren't at the same time, but several years apart.  Neither mum nor dad were prone to imagination, so for them to say they had seen it, this had to have happened.   They called in the Vicar of Romsey Abbey to do a blessing after dad saw it, I think it spooked him a bit.  Not sure that helped as I was aware of it even after this!   All said, it was a comfortable home which was loved.


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11 comments:

  1. I like your street view better

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  2. Pretty house and you sketched it really nicely. I like the porch area off to the side!

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  3. Thanks CJ, Joan and Christine :-)

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  4. Funny.... maybe I already told you this, my BIL and SIL live in Romsey and I usually stay there when I'm in England, they live in Tadfield Cres.

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    1. I remember now that you did say you had relatives there. How funny, wonder if I've ever seen them.

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  5. OH! I just looked at the Google street view and I know that house well, walked past it loads of times! My relatives are turn Right just after the bridge, then first Left !!!! Had a few beers in the Sun.

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    1. That's incredible! The fact you know the house and walked past so many times....what a small world it is.

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    2. It's across from the row of brick houses with the very tiny one at the end.

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