1947: First impressions of Tyntesfield Park
Bill Cunningham explains that he did not mind roughing it at Tyntesfield Park as he was used to that in the services.
He thought Tyntesfield Park was home and that they could make something of it. Long Aston Rural District Council had put cooking stoves and bathrooms in. They had to do their own painting and decorating.
Everyone has fairly big gardens and Bill found the ground marvellous for growing.
He says that Lord Wraxall was very kind in many ways. However, employment was not very good as there were lots of people in the Park. When recalling the relationship between the big house and the Park Estate, he says he did get the impression of rich man in his castle, poor man at his gates.