Last night at 2:30am (27 Feb) a Land Rover Defender was stolen from the drive in front of a house in Rous Lench (Blacksmith's Cottage). The police were called and arrived 15 minutes later. The promptness of the police is reassuring.
The stolen Defender is a long wheelbase version, T reg, dark metallic green with a bright orange print on the spare wheel cover. Please keep a look-out for it.
This is the second time in recent years that a car has been stolen from someone's drive in Rous Lench.
The previous theft was perpetrated in broad daylight. One of the criminals distracted the car's owner by knocking on their door and claiming to have had an accident which damaged a part of their property wall. There was no discernible damage. Apparently, while the owner was examining the supposedly damaged wall, another criminal entered their momentarily unattended house and found the car keys inside. Shortly afterwards the car's owner discovered that the car had been stolen.
Please remain vigilant.
Help! I do not know if any of your readers can help me.
My wife's family (Cresswell) has lived in Church Lench for the last three centuries or more and she has managed to find out a lot about them. However, there is one point that is perplexing her. In the 1891 census one of her ancestors is shown as living in Sebastopol Lane - where is/was Sebastopol Lane? It is my theory that it was renamed Malt House Lane. Can anybody solve this mystery?
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