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Mar 24, 2006 Hello Ray. I wonder if you, or anyone else can identify where the house was/is located that is shown in the attached postcard? It is printed by J Thatcher & son. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Answer: I don't think this house was/is in Pamber Heath. It is more likely to be or was in Tadley. James Thatcher was a Tadley photographer and produced many postcards in the early 1900s but I would expect the location to be printed on the bottom of the picture as was the usual practice at the time. Tadley and District History Society have extensive resources and may be able to help - see the links page on my web site for contact details.
Mar 17, 2006 (Updated after a further E-mail Aug 30, 2006)
Dear Raymond, Thanks for your web site. I was born in Tadley in 1951. My dad (Dennis) was born there in 1928, and his brother Eric was born there a year or two earlier. Eric is still alive, and living at The Glen. Dad is alive and living in Sussex. Dad lived in Tadley until 1971. They were the only children of Henry and Sarah, who had the farm in Mount Pleasant, next to the brook. My father loves recalling people and places from in and around Tadley, and is still in touch with some of his contemporaries. I am writing with his phone number because he has said he is willing to have people ring him up and pick his brains. He is a mine of information, and I'm sure he'd have answers to some of the queries that people have from time to time. Dad can be contacted on 01424 772648.
I downloaded quite a few pages and sent it off to him the other day, and he was made tickled pink!! He was sorry to see that Robert Rolfe had died. Robert was also a carpenter, and worked for several years for my dad, and his then business partner Frank Wickens. Frank had lived along the Silchester Road, but died a couple of years ago.
I also noticed an entry somewhere about Bob Griffin, who had the garage along the Silchester Road. I remember when I got my first car (in 1968) that I used to get my petrol there. Bob was good enough to show me how to change tyres for myself on his equipment, and also showed me how to make up brake pipes and other things for my car. He just let me get on with it and trusted me to pay up afterwards. Can't see that happening much nowadays!!
I also remember going to the old Gospel Hall for Sunday School. Mr Monger used to organise an outing each year, and I'm sure I recall him giving us each two shillings for spending money when we got off the coach at wherever it was we went. Various memories come back as I write, but I must get on. Thanks again and bye for now