Lower Meadow Cottage
Upper Meadow Cottage
Holy Blue House
Dosset Old School
The Village School (now Dossett Old School House)
The Village school closed when May’s father was a child. The village children then attended the school in Broadwell. (Stella’s grandfather went to Alvescot School).
May and the other Kencot children at the time, went to Broadwell School. She loved her teacher, Miss Eltham, who lived in the school house. Diana thinks it was Miss Eltham who was the carrier for the diphtheria that affected some of the children in Broadwell School.
In the war, evacuees came to the village, and were billeted around the village. Some teachers came with them. The children sometimes found country life very different, i.e. bucket toilets rather than flushing loos!
The evacuees and the local children got on ‘as well as anyone does today’ (Leonard) and May says ‘the evacuees taught the locals some things and the locals taught the evacuees some things.
May said that the children had a lovely life with lots of freedom to play in the fields. Nigel Walker’s ‘Grampie’ was the farm bailiff and was very lenient about the children playing on the land.