All three are on PC paper, but
the centre, marked 1937 by my Godmother, is probably just a snap. It had to
be straightened considerably! The view on the right includes Dinton Lodge,
centre and a cottage since demolished (for Mrs Gipson's bungalow that became
the Post Office). I do not recognise the children playing, even if I should!
To the left a view west along
the Hindon Road, with Fitz Farm and its farm buildings to the left of the
picture. The round-topped brick wall is prominent in this shot. The PC was
On the right is Snow Hill. The
house that became the home of Louie Hacker (Mrs. Louie Winter) is central,
complete with its dull grey Victorian cladding. This has been stripped off
by the builder, Mr Bishop to reveal lovely stonework. The building in the
bottom of the valley is a thatched row of cottages. these were demolished to
make way for a luxury bungalow in the 1960's?
The B3089, Hindon Road, at the
shop. Notable is the cottage, long demolished, that was right on the
roadside, on a dangerous corner. I do fancy that, in my youngest days, the
Post Office was run by Mrs Wyatt there. Certainly it was
The centre PC is of the forge,
about 1953 or 1954. Mr Pond, the waterman from Dinton Mill, is waiting for
Jimmy Baker to sharpen his scythe. I cannot place the girls; the choice is
limited and they are a mystery. The boy walking away from the camera is
David Connett, and what looks like one walking towards the camera is me. I,
at that time, walked home from school backwards!
The B3089 looking eastwards,
down the hill, with the East End Inn on the left, and the garage on the
right. the methodist chapel lies beyond the pub, and just beyond another
thatched cottage, demolished for a more modern detached building.