Lionel Gouldsbury lived in the house pictured below, in Clonbrock, which means “meadow of the badger”. How appropriate the name is. Lionel was a trapper, hunter, shooter and fisherman, and he was good at all of these pursuits. With no hint of exaggeration, he probably trapped more wild mink, shot more birds and caught more fish than anyone, anywhere, ever. His other passion – he was a collector.
Before recycling became fashionable, he recycled and reused everything. One man’s rejects are another man’s treasures, or at least they were to Lionel. With a particularly affinity for anything to do with boating, his garage was a shrine of flotsam and jetsam.