LETTER: Do you know Susan from Eastbourne?

I am writing to you in the hope that some detective work through your newspaper can help trace “Susan from Eastbourne” to re-unite her with a Penny Wilkinson, who lived at Cophams Hill Farm some years ago. There is no surname for this lady. Last November 17, 2014 a beautifully written card of condolence arrived at the farm from Susan (Duncan, Alistair and Kirstin), no surname, expressing her feelings and writing that she would sadly not be able to attend the funeral of uncle John Wilkinson on the following day, November 18 (the late husband of Penny Wilkinson). She wrote of wonderful childhood memories, tractor rides, and remembering Brig and dear Hamish (Family? Pets?). Susan wrote how much her mother loved seeing John both in Majorca and on visits to Eastbourne. Susan as a child, lived with her parents in Cookhill, Nr Alcester, Warwickshire. I feel that these visits were probably in the 60s/70s. We have lived at Cophams Hill Farm “en famille” with my daughter and her family for the past four years. Local enquiries as to the whereabouts of Mrs Penny Wilkinson have not come up with any information. I have also written to Gill Whitley who has a “missing and found,” re-uniting people column in the Saturday Daily Mail, in the hope that she can find out some information. Susan from Eastbourne writes “I am going to try and come up to you next spring 2015.” If she does do this, she will see many changes here, re-building etc, but there will be many memories, but no Penny and John Wilkinson. I do hope that this “shot in the dark” can help to identify “Susan from Eastbourne,” late of Cookhill, Alcester, Warwickshire and hopefully she will eventually be reunited with Penny Wilkinson. My fingers are crossed!

Sallie Pountney

Barn Cottage, Cophams Hill Farm, Bishopton, Stratford Upon Avon, Avon, CV37 9QZ