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Househunters

My mother and father were great ones for househunting. This was one of many they didn't buy! They had moved with my father's job a few times. This must be after 1961 as the dog is Mandy who we got in 61 as I recall. We did actually move in 65 to what was to be the last family home before my father's death in 67. 

Househunters

My mother and father were great ones for househunting. This was one of many they didn't buy! They had moved with my father's job a few times. This must be after 1961 as the dog is Mandy who we got in 61 as I recall. We did actually move in 65 to what was to be the last family home before my father's death in 67. 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Mar 2020, 03:33
Good to have these memory joggers, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It is Ray. If I remember correctly this house needs quite a bit doing to it!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Mar 2020, 06:35
Nice little detached dwelling, bet its worth a small fortune nowadays..

What part of the world is this?
Bill Phillips: It must be somewhere near Exeter but I have no idea exactly where it was
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk:where the sun rises first in England
  • 28 Mar 2020, 06:43
A fairly substantial house ...probably about £4-5000
Bill Phillips: I would think you are about right Comrade
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Mar 2020, 07:26
What a lovely memory. Like you we moved with my father's job a few times to rented flats, no house. In general, it is more popular to rent a home thasn to buy a home in our country.
Bill Phillips: Renting has become more common now in the private sector whereas in the past most people who rented did so from the local authority in so called Council houses. Under Mrs Thatcher a lot of council houses were sold off at knock down prices to the tenants. Possibly one of the worst decisions Thatcher ever made
I have friends who LIKE househunting. It is like a hobby to them.
Bill Phillips: My parents did and I must admit I used to
My arithmetic tells me you were in your early teens at the time Bill, for the time it looks quite a substantial house. It's sad to read you lost your Dad when you were only about 17.
Bill Phillips: I Would guess that this is about 1963 when I would have been 13. It is strange to think I my dad died over 50 years ago!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Mar 2020, 17:01
This looks a substantial property, Bill. and would have made a fine family hope. I wonder why your parents thought not to buy it? My parents kept moving, too, in their later years but kept finding them!
Bill Phillips: I think it needed a fair bit doing to it and it was more curiosity than any real intention grin
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Mar 2020, 19:53
I like this piece of family history.
Bill Phillips: I remember once going with my parents to see a beautiful bungalow that had just been built. It had everything going for it apart from one thing....it had been built by a pig farmer next door to his pig farm.
good scan of the photo Bill... they had real estate brokers back then... that way they wouldn't have to just look through the windowsgrin
....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Back in those days if a property was empty people would just go and have a look and then contact the agent if they were interested! There was no online!
Your dad seems to be having a zipper problem smile
Bill Phillips: Hahaha it does look like that!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 29 Mar 2020, 22:40
the home has an uncanny resemblance to one i know of in Arkansas. it has since sold to a group of attorneys who turned it into their office.

love this old scene of your parents
Bill Phillips: I would guess this dates from the early 1930s

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