Ravenhall

Built on the site of a Flemish house with large chimneys and fireplaces Ravenhall (formerly Thomas' Hall) had storage on the ground floor and before WW1 a venue upstairs for plays and travelling film shows. It became the warehouse for B.R. Thomas' Emporium where heavier items could be collected. After its partial conversion into dwellings in the 40s Ninny Dark used to cut hair in her front room and use the hair to make shell sculptures. She was Dylan's barber, and whilst trimming his hair before his last American trip noticed boils on his neck - a known sign of diabetes. Maybe there's a shell sculpture out there with the poet's locks attached. In the 80s the ground floor housed a dolls museum and the basement a workshop, but today the whole building is residential.



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