Mrs Joan Tolley: My aunt and uncle Mr and Mrs Climpson had the “Cross keys” late 1950s and 1960s. My Mother bought the old derelict cottage next to the pub and had it rebuilt and refurbished in late 1960. She was the person who called it “Round The Bend”. Mother did start “Teas” at the cottage but don’t suppose they are still there. My daughter used to spend her summer school holidays with her Nan and my husband and I would collect her and spend one or two weeks of the holiday there. I have some very happy memories of Thixendale and the lovely countryside all around. I was very interested to read of “Don” who lived in the caravan, this was at the end of my Aunt’s garden at the pub and my daughter remembers having tea in the caravan when she was there.
(Also see Climpson)