Digglum Bestiaruim ~ The Digglers' Crest

The Digglers

Miss Buckley's Barn Cats

I spent quite a lot of my time when I was younger at Sunfield Farm Riding School. Miss Buckley along with her father ran the establishment. They retired and sold the land for building and bought a sixteen acre small holding in Holmfirth. I kept in touch and frequently went to see her during the school holidays. Unfortunately, when she died, she had two barn cats and none of the relatives wanted them. I used to feel sorry for them as she never let them in the house and fed them dog biscuits so most of the time they hunted for their own food. So I think you have guessed it, they became Digglers and had a wonderful time. They were brothers and very attached to each other (the other brother being Mad Harry). Sammy whom I then called Sammy Buckle (the Buckley connection) because I already had a Sammy. He was very affectionate. However, later in life he developed a stomach tumour and came to live with me at home. I often felt how Miss Buckley had missed out with the affection from Sammy Buckle but it was certainly my gain as Sammy was well in his teens when he finally succumbed to the tumour.