Holly Cottage to Kozy Cott – Memories of Smithbrook by Cherie Corley née Smith

A chance encounter between Ian Buckingham and two cyclists last summer led to one of them, Cherie Corley née Smith, recording her remarkably detailed memories of life in Smithbrook between 1954 and 1967.

As promised I attach my childhood memories of life pre “Kozy Cott”. I have been surprised firstly at how clearly I remember life in those days and secondly how much the world has changed since then. Who would have guessed that a chance encounter after nearly 60 years would result in all those happy days being recorded? I hope that what I’ve written will be of interest to the Heritage Society and especially to James Tree. If you think I may have the answers to any missing details, please feel free to contact me

Cherie Corley née Smith