I have been researching the artist Harold Speed (1872-1957) and recently read that he lived from 1908 until 1915 with Charles Sims and his family at Woodmancote Cottage.
Do you happen to know if there is any truth in this? It seems unlikely considering that Speed was at the time busying himself painting Royals, dignitaries and MPs!
My source for this information was a painting that may interest you. It is supposed to show Sims and Speed’s wives bathing the children at the cottage circa 1908.
If you can throw any light on this unlikely lodging arrangement or point me in a new direction regarding the cottage, I’d be very pleased to hear from you.