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What is the matter with Mary Jane?
General News · 21st December 2013
Richard Mayne
As Sedley's grandchildren, we have many fond memories of spending our summer holidays at Brynoyre (Grandfather's farm in Wales - UK).

I recall him teaching me carpentry in his workshop and various agricultural skills, which included milking the cows, scything wheat and feeding the animals. It was a wonderful experience!

He taught me to ride. The Pony Club summer camps were great fun and an experience my brother, sister and I will always treasure. Taffy was my favourite pony, who was ridden by several generations of children including my Mum.

I recall Grandfather telling me that he served in the Royal Engineers in the 2nd Word War with his friend, the real Christopher Robin and Sedley took great pleasure in reciting the poetry of A.A Milne to us, one poem being The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. In a recent Skype Harrison (my son) spoke to his Great-Grandfather and had a huge smile on his face as he listened to this recital!

I enjoyed visiting him on Cortes Island with my parents and Hannah in 1990 and although it was sad for us to be living so far apart, I was happy for him, to see that he was settled and enjoying his life there with Trude.

I was incredibly proud in 1998 when Grandfather made it to Harriet and my wedding in England.

Grandfather, I have and always will look up to you! Rest in Peace and In your own words, "God Bless." X