Fly Fishing, the Old Rectory & the Dreaded Minibus – Memories of a Country Parish
We’re most grateful to Sarah Billings. Inspired by our appearance on BBC Countryfile, Sarah shared her memories of life at South Ormsby Estate in the 1970s during the tenure of the Squire – Adrian Massingberd-Mundy.
Sarah’s father, the Reverend Canon Peter Fluck, was parson at South Ormsby from 1974 to 1984. The bishop had wanted to house him at Tetford Rectory, but the Rev. Fluck held out for the Old Rectory at South Ormsby which offered more space for his young family. While the bishop generally appointed parsons, at South Ormsby the job was in the gift of Adrian Massingberd-Mundy of South Ormsby Hall.
The Old Rectory certainly turned out to be a fine family home. The Flucks kept a cow called Charlotte as well as goats, chickens and big meat rabbits. They even had a barn (since pulled down) at their disposal and became very self-sufficient in their secluded corner of the Wolds.