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Letter from Frances Stolberg, Great Friend of Annie Penrose

Posted by on November 7, 2011

Obituary taken from the 23rd October 2011

Following her recent stay at Tregolls Manor; Frances, best friend of Annie Penrose who recently passed away, sent this e-mail from her residence in Portugal.



Dear Robin,

I must thank you for the way you spoilt me whilst I was at Tregolls Manor, and all the smiling and very helpful attention I received from the fabulous team you have. You do a wonderful job, I admire you enormously.

I thought that the service was beautiful, and only wish I could have filmed it…both James and Dominick ‘did their Mother’ proud.   Also she is buried amidst Camellias; it must look so beautiful in the summer. Michael was very kind to take me to Killiow, seeing it in the state not of decay, but just emptiness was the final touch in my mind to the end of it all.

Please thank everybody and especially Michael who was so thoughtful and kind.

Don’t forget you are always welcome here in Portugal, I would suggest Spring or Autumn as the summer can be very hot indeed – but of course with the change of world climate nobody knows any longer what will happen. We are told to expect high gales today, and my son in Rome has been flooded, with three people in his neighbourhood being drowned. All the underground system was awash – my daughter in law flew in by Ryan Air, who could not land at the designated airport landed elsewhere leaving all the passengers stranded having to spend fortunes on taxis! I on the other hand reached Gatwick in three and half hours and the flight took off on time arriving half an hour early in Lisbon, to brilliant sunshine.

We will be in touch …thank you for your great kindness.

Love Frances


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