|Old Brailes Photos|
I am a Brailes girl born and bred but now live in Herefordshire (perhaps a bit too old to be called 'girl' ) my parents are Charlie & Mary Cuthbert of Jeffs Close. I have a photo of Springfield Lodge (we used to live there when I was growing up.) There are a couple stood outside who my mum thinks worked for the people in the big house. Mum also thinks the couples name is Sharpe, and is probably the great great grandad of mums friend Thelma, she is not 100% on that though. I have attached photo but if you would like the original to copy please let me know.
PS The Brailes village website is brilliant and brought back a lot of memories.
Carol Clark sent in this photo & would love to find out more about this photo, who's in the photo, and whether they have any connection to her family (it was found amongst some old family papers)
Some seventy years ago I lived at Rose Cottage next to the chapel on the green at 'Middle Brailes'. At that time the post office was next to Steep Orchard and kept by a Miss Clayden. There was a central path up a long front garden like the picture and the house on the left looks a bit like Steep Orchard to me. Post Office records may be able to confirm or deny - if they can be bothered !
Who has similar old photographs they would be happy to share/show offereing a glimpse into the past, a pictorial view of Brailes, we would like to have a gallery of old images and photographs if you cannot supply images but have the photographs we can scan images just contact Jane Bennett they will be returned almost immediately.
Some old photos of 'The Gate Inn' & Chris Steedman sent in by Chris Steedman, Below;
other resources or useful links;
Also look at website 'Windows on Warwickshire'