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Mary Noel
6:37 PM on August 9, 2017 
So wonderful. Thanks for sharing all the photos. I just requested membership for the Face Book group so I can follow along.
-Noel
Maddy
4:13 PM on July 17, 2017 
Hello Gwyn, I'm sorry to say that I am not a user of Facebook. I just don't want to go that far in communication. Thanks, anyway. I shall still look at this site and follow anything that is said about your wonderful house.
Edel
9:34 AM on July 17, 2017 
Thank you for this magnificent album Gwyn. I find myself a little overwhelmed by the wonderful details and all the splendour - it leaves me somewhat lost for words!
Gwyn
7:10 AM on July 17, 2017 
Maddy, if you ever venture to Facebook, I've started a group there for the house ....search 'All Toffs Road' :)
Jan
6:05 AM on July 17, 2017 
Don't worry Maddy, I get confused with all the different houses.
Maddy
4:35 AM on July 17, 2017 
Hello again, I've only just realised which house this is! You and members have been talking about it elsewhere for a while. Feeling a little foolish now but at least I know something about it.
Jan
3:25 AM on July 17, 2017 
Rosemary says...
It is such a beautifully detailed house, quite amazing. There seemed to be a time when model/dolls houses were made with so much attention to detail, but this one is quite exceptional.
Looking through the pictures, I was reminded of my "Haunted House" (album in the gallery - a Hobbies house) and my newly bought Thursley Cottage, both houses have fine workmanship and both may date from the 1930s. Nothing to compare with All Toffs but a similar feel. And this also reminded me that I have a mansion falling to pieces in my garage, which is also very detailed and of about the same date, but too big to accommodate in my real house. It has outside loo, larder, laundry cupboard, etc but it opens on three sides so takes up so much space. All the windows open - the ones that haven't fallen off, that is. What I am really trying to say is that it seemed to be a hobby craze of a certain time, before TV etc. took up people's spare time. Does this make sense?


Could you put it in the garden to work on Rosémary under cover of some sort,
Jan
3:22 AM on July 17, 2017 
Always feel this house was built for a special reason maybe on display or built for someone special, so nice that we will see it during the restoration, thank you for showing us around, like viewing a real house.
Val Hill
2:47 AM on July 17, 2017 
Yes it does, Rosemary. I feel we have lost something ( thought you could argue we have gained a lot) due to entertainment being at the click of a button. I doubt if there are many who would set about building a house of this detail nowadays, but without the Internet we wouldn't know about them.
Rosemary
1:46 AM on July 17, 2017 
It is such a beautifully detailed house, quite amazing. There seemed to be a time when model/dolls houses were made with so much attention to detail, but this one is quite exceptional.
Looking through the pictures, I was reminded of my "Haunted House" (album in the gallery - a Hobbies house) and my newly bought Thursley Cottage, both houses have fine workmanship and both may date from the 1930s. Nothing to compare with All Toffs but a similar feel. And this also reminded me that I have a mansion falling to pieces in my garage, which is also very detailed and of about the same date, but too big to accommodate in my real house. It has outside loo, larder, laundry cupboard, etc but it opens on three sides so takes up so much space. All the windows open - the ones that haven't fallen off, that is. What I am really trying to say is that it seemed to be a hobby craze of a certain time, before TV etc. took up people's spare time. Does this make sense?
Maddy
5:09 PM on July 16, 2017 
This is a truly wonderful house and, to me, looks beautifully made. I wonder if it is a copy of a real house. I would love to know a bit about its past.

Are you going to renovate it? If so, I can only admire you. This house is definitely worth bringing back to its former glory.

My favourite parts are the domestic rooms: kitchen, bathroom, toilet, and the staircase - and all the wonderful doors and windows! Thank you for showing it. You have worked hard to put so many pictures on here, and the photos are excellent.

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