Posted by Peter Hyland on January 26, 2021 at 13:42:12 user Peter_H.
In Reply to: Re: The Dog's Home posted by John Nichols on January 26, 2021 at 09:51:55:
It was originally some sort of forester's bothy. At one time it was apparently known to the locals as 'Wrestlers' Barn' even though it is too small for a barn. The Forestry Commission renovated the building in 2014. The place must have been showing its age even in 1943 when AR wrote 'The Picts and the Martyrs' - he was then living at The Heald, which is not far from the Dogs Home. I don't know why AR called it the Dogs Home - perhaps it was a private joke? There is an account of the 2014 restoration by Rob Boden on the All Things Ransome website, under 'Ransome Locations'.
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