Category Archives: The Café
Gail Tate took over the café near the water tower in 2009, and provides hot drinks and food to all sorts of Downs users – from runners and young cadets, to mums groups and walkers.
Gordon Milward was the Downs Ranger for thirty three years. His responsibilities included general management of the Downs, and implementing Downs Committee decisions. He retired in 2009 and now enjoys spending more time at home, and country walks.
[audio: /wp-content/uploads/2011/12/cafe_revised.mp3] Retired Downs Ranger Gordon Milward tells us about the origins of the café, and Gail Tate, the owner gives us a flavour of the café atmosphere. The customers themselves have all come in for different reasons. Transcript Gordon … Continue reading