Eileen Smith, Mike Smith: Thorley, Blacksmith’s Lane

Blacksmith’s Lane, that was the original bridle path, went right through the copse   down by the side of the two cottages, across the stream.  Hec Stone’s – it must have been his grandfather – said he used to drive a coach and horses up through the copse.  The bridlepath was still up through the copse… you’ve still got the dip. Eileen Smith nee Lansdowne b 1921
The bridleway went up through the copse and over across the railway line and right through to the other road.  Even when we were kids where they used to go across the stream, it was all hard gravel there.  You could always get across there because it was shallower. Mike Smith b 1951