Oldest To Newest
Newspaper Clipping, 27th August 1964 - Edition Unknown. Taken from the Scrapbooks of Mr. Arthur Harker.
Reputed to be the oldest building in the village, Pear Tree Cottage, in the High Street at Brotton, has almost disappeared.
Builders are at present working to rebuild the cottage, which now has only two walls standing, the rest have been taken down.
The cottage is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harrison, at present living in temporary accommodation, and Mrs. Harrison said yesterday she thought the cottage was some 400 years old. Photographs in her possession show it in its original state.
So far no items of interest have been found in the building. Workmen had a tough job taking down the roof, as the timbers were fixed with Oak dowels.
The pear tree growing in front of the cottage has been moved to a temporary place in a nearby garden until the work of alteration is completed, when it will be moved back.