Blencowe Families' Association Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 3 September 2005

Letter from the Editor

Dear Cousins,

The national press has done us proud this month and as a result I have received more e-mails than usual. As expected, following the death of Rodney Mann, Blencow Hall was put on the market and Colin Blencowe and Joan Martin both spotted the advertisement and sent me press cuttings. Joan also enclosed a two-page spread from the Daily Mail entitled The Real Oliver Twist; an account of the life and times of the foundling Robert Blincoe taken from a shortly to be published book by John Waller. Robert's great-great-grandson Edward (who wrote his own account in our Blencowe book) had collaborated with the author, and his son Nicholas has written a review for us.

Next to appear was a full page account of Blincow Hall in the London Times. This brought me a string of messages and Joy Prudden sent me Marcus Binney's article.

Some suggestions about the 2007 Reunion are also set out; clearly some definite decisions need to be made before long.

Jack Blencowe
Oxford, September 2005

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