Ben Cooper worked at Witley Court in the first half of the 20th Century. Local historian David Hancock met with Ben in 1977 and recorded his memories.
Ben was employed by both Lord Dudley and Sir Herbert Smith and we are very fortunate that local historian David Hancock had the foresight almost 40 years ago to record his stories, and has allowed us to make these available on our website.
We have also been given a transcript of Bens eulogy which was read at his funeral on 14th January 1991.
Bens recording: Cooper_Ben_1977_1_2_A (48 minutes)