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Re: The Cellar at the Cove
Apr 19, 2012, 08:56
VBB wrote:
VBB wrote:
Littlestone wrote:
Couple of years ago I had an email from an Avebury resident about the possibility of a cellar by the Cove – there was no more info other than that but, looking at Lord Avebury’s photo of his grandfather standing in front of the now demolished building behind him (and it’s proximity to the Cove) couldn’t help wondering if the building ever did have a cellar and, if so, whether it might still be there...

Not that I’m suggesting that it should reopen as an alternative to the Red Lion...

Monkton Road Cottages didn't have cellars, this perhaps refers to Uncle Albert's Grotto, the fences are still round the hole but it is now backfilled. Pete G took some snaps from a camera on the end of a noose, but it got stuck. That's the end of the noose (news) from the Avebury cellar :o)

For the sake of clarity, Uncle Albert's (brick) Grotto is close to the west wing footprint of the Catherine Wheel as demolished after the new Catherine Wheel opened at Beckhampton c.1747. Uncle Albert's Grotto was adorned with electrical cables (really).

No Wi-Fi then? Must have been very old :-)
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