Explore Headley - Lickfold's House and Garage

This was an eighteenth century house with a pretty porch similar to the one at the Corner House, and was the home of two brothers and their wives who ran the Garage and single hand-operated petrol pump next door.
Eventually the Lickfold brothers built a much larger garage in Crabtree Lane - which became Tonard's garage until the site was redeveloped with new homes as Rectory View.

The single petrol pump remained on the Arford site, and little Mrs Fred Lickfold braved all weathers at any time of day to answer the toot of a horn. She always carried her change in an old tin box... though one rainy night she had forgotten it, and a motorist waited whilst she went back to the house for his ha'penny change.
The house was demolished and replaced with 'Pear Tree Cottage'.



A wooden building, the garage became a little general shop after the original owners died.  Miss Stenning, whose brother was a baker, sold bread and cakes, confectionery, cigarettes, haberdashery, toys and newspapers.  'Apple Tree Cottage' now occupies the site.