Dear Heston RA
I thought you might like a photo of the White House Upper Sutton Lane –
Lynwood Palmer’s home – where we lived until it was compulsorily purchased
off us and then mysteriously burned (arson) a few months later.
We understood that it was built by Cromwell for one of his relatives. I
remember the secret passage that ran from the back of a cupboard through to
the other end of the house.
Actually the last owners were my grandmother Gwendoline Getgood (a
friend of the artist Augustus John) and my uncle and aunt – ‘Mickey’ and
Annette Mason who used the paddocks for quarantining animals that Mickey
captured in India SE Asia and elsewhere – in preparation for shipping to
London and San Diego zoos. They also had boarding kennels alongside – and a dance school!
Dr Russell Blacker
Photographs supplied by Dr Russell Blacker