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Automatic gates

Peter Chomley 06/11/19

When visiting my 2nd cousin, Rosemary Agar, née Ross as a child, I remember the “automatic” gates. They had a ramp board attached to the gate with a pulley, so when a car (or buggy) approached, the front wheel could mount the ramp board forcing it down, thus using the pulley rope to open the gate, giving the vehicle time to drive through before the gate swung shut. We used to try and get our horses to put their front feet on the ramp board, with limited success.

Golf course

Peter Chomley 06/11/19

There was a small golf course at the bottom of the garden where my father learnt to play as a child when visiting his Ross cousins. I also learnt to ride there on early visits.

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