She didn't seem to think this would happen if she died before her husband as he would not like it, she says in her war time diary. I hope that she was granted that wish but she actually did die a year or so before him and they were no longer in their home either as they had become unable to manage through ill health and had moved by then to a Darby and Joan home [ a care home of sorts].
Without Coniston to soothe her in the terrible years of the war and after when there were constant shortages and the demands and ill health of her husband , she may have gone under. It was only a short car ride away and often they would stop at her old Aunts in Spark bridge to have tea and a chat.
Coniston remains a favourite place for me as it was here that we came on our first camping trip in 1977 in the pouring rain. I was not a seasoned camper at all having only been with the Girl guides many years before and I have to say that that wet soggy weekend nearly put me off camping for life, ha !
|Ilkley road , Nellas house[ after For Sale sign]|