Tag: fete

Jim Rochead at Crossbasket

Jim Rochead is pictured at The Garden Fete at Crossbasket 1950s. The large tent providing some rain protection. I didn’t realise Crossbasket had been whitewashed in the mid 20th Century, previously thinking the render had always been grey.  The render was an important part of waterproofing the building, protecting the rough stonework from the elements. […]

James Little Training School

An extract from my book “History of Crossbasket Castle” With surplus space in the Castle, the “James Little Training College” was established and became an education centre for various trades and hobbies, operating alongside the day to day business of the Roosevelt Memorial Fund’s work with disadvantaged children. The idea was to attract local youth, […]