Childs jumps to research Gordon

CARETAKER AND ADMIRER: Allan Childs has maintained the immaculate garden and cottage at Dingley Dell for 21 years. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

ALLAN Childs is a walking encyclopedia on Adam Lindsay Gordon – the acclaimed poet and champion horse rider who lived for a time in a small cottage at Dingley Dell.

Perhaps most famously known to Mount Gambier residents as the man who jumped the Blue Lake fence on horseback, Mr Childs admits he had never heard of Gordon before taking over as caretaker at the cottage in the late ’90s.

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