Parish Notes

Merci Beaucoup
When the Weidners gave up their house to be a Convalescent Home, Sir James Knott, who lived in Close House, and was a neighbour of the Weidners, bought an unoccupied cottage nearby and provided furnishings and food so that families visiting the patients in the hospital had somewhere to stay, on a rota system.

A competition was held to find a name for the house, and the winning entry was “Merci Beaucoup” (“thank you very much”). The winner was given a prize of £1.

The name was incised in the lintel

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