Walsall Wood readers may well know of a house in Occupation Road in (or near) the area described as The Cape in a several articles here. The house is a pleasant cottage called Dulce Domum (Sweet Home), and has a fascinating family history that David Evans is exploring with the generosity of the family who lived there.
A good starting point on the subject is the post here last week regarding the Cape by Janet Davies Warallo.
I first noticed Dulce Domum a few years ago when it came up for sale, and I was fascinated by the ornate nature of the woodwork and exterior decoration. I’m so glad that pictures of that have survived – and it seems also that there’s an interesting family history housed within, too.
In what is the first of a series of articles, Dorothy Ruddock and Julie Whitehouse generously share with David Evans some family pictures and a plan of The Cape drawn by Dorothy from memory.
My thanks to all involved – if you have anything to add, please do: comment here or mail me, please – BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.
I was delighted to see the comment of Julie Whitehouse on the blog article ‘The Real Cape Crusader’.
Please find attached the details and names that her mom, Dorothy Ruddock has prepared for the blog, together with a few of her family album photos which may be of interest to readers.
There is an image which shows the Cape and its houses
My immense thanks go to Dorothy for allowing these images to be appreciated by readers and for allowing another part of our local history to be brought to light.