Porch Cottage

Dora lives at Porch Cottage, The Street, Little Thurlow and is very happy to have her own house in her native village. She was born in a small cottage which was in a cobbled yard next to The Grange (now Mill View Garden). The house is no longer there. She started her working life at The Hall, Gt. Thurlow with the Ryders, followed by a time in Cambridge.

Dora has one daughter, Barbara, who is married to Peter Atherton (one of the family of fifteen from Gt. Thurlow), and it is her good fortune to have her grandson Paul live close by at The Limes. Her father was Jerry Wright and he worked for Brigadier Frink as his gardener.

After marrying Harold, the son of John Rowlinson of the Cock Inn (at that time), Dora lived at Low Farm, Temple End. After that she spent some time at Little Thurlow Green (now White Cottage) in the late 40’s­50’s.

Dora and Harold delivered daily papers for some years in the Thurlows and Bradleys.

She has witnessed the arrival of electricity and piped water in the village and looks back to the time when the village was self-sufficient with its own shop, post office and bakery.

Dora is a founder W.I. member, a long time P.C.C. member and spends her leisure time visiting friends.