Here’s an interesting one from old friend of the blog Steve Sambrooke, who now lives in New Zealand but was originally from Clayhanger – a photo from the grounds of Caddick House, and it’s genuinely something I thought I’d never see.
Caddick House was in an odd position – it’s long since lost to housing but stood roughly where Bramble Close is today, at the end of Church Street. For any years it was surrounded by a caravan park to the north and east.
I know very little about the caravan park, when it was created and when it disappeared, and indeed, if it was anything to do with Caddick House. I do know that several local folk spent their childhoods there.
I noticed in your blog that you referred to Caddick House some years ago.
I don’t know if it’s any interest to you but the attached photo was taken in the driveway of it.
I was born there in 1954, at the time it was owned by the National Coal Board and my parents rented it for a few years.
It was a lovely place, it had it’s own stables and an Orchard.
(Born in Clayhanger, now living in Wellington New Zealand)
Thanks to Steve for what is a real gem – have a very merry Christmas and happy new year old chap!
I am of course interested in anything readers can add, please: Do you remember Caddick House or the caravan park? Can you help with what happened to them?
If you can add anything, please do: Comment on this post, mail me or tug my sleeve on social media. Clayhnger history is still very much shrouded in mystery and it would be great to expand upon it if we can.