Friday, January 29, 2010

Memories of the Test at Whitchurch by June Gracey

'[Your photograph] was a happy reminder of days fishing at the Mill when Gavin was about 10 years old. Piper came with us each day armed him some breadcrumbs (grandfather's suggestion) to drop in the water and provoke a 'rise' so the boy would not be disappointed and turn into a keen fisherman - which he did. Grandfather left him the Mill and its bit of fishing in his will. Unfortunately living so far away it became impossible to keep after a few years. Gavin could tie a number of excellent flies and was so keen'

Extract of a letter from June Gracey, Sir Alfred's granddaughter, to Herry Lawford 25th July 2010

Click the heading for more photos of this stretch of the Test and of the Mill