The story was that Mrs Savage had lived in the old place and after her death it had been left to ruin.
She had been married to Mr Savage, a railway fettler who was killed working on the train line one cold foggy morning.
Mrs Savage lived on in the small house until her death aged 94. There was no family and certainly no will. So her death began the argument as to who owned the house. The Railways argued it was theirs, the local council the same. As is the case in these matters the house was left and neglect moved in.
Living in the town we all knew the story. I watched over the years the house deteriorate more and more. Before it fell to complete ruin I decided to go and have a look inside.