Historic photos from the village of Stanhoe, Norfolk, UK
No 55 on photo is myself, Anthony Mann, next to Peter Rump.
I believe No. 54 is Peter Rump
It is possible that the little girl numbered 31 was me. Much depends upon which year and when during the year. If the year was between 1952 and the summer of 1953 then it probably was.
My parents and I lived on Bircham-Newton Road, next door to the Buckenhams. Dad (William [Bill] Reeves) worked as a herdsman for Major Ralli for a few years, from April 1948-January 1950 then again from December 1950 to some time in 1953.
When we first lived in Stanhoe the cottages had no water supply nor any electricity (of course). The second time around I know that electric light, at least, had been laid on; the water situation remained the same. Mum had to do the washing in the "copper" in the wash house and that was where the water for our weekly baths was boiled. How much I must have smelt then! One set of underwear per week (one in the wash; one on); weekly bath and hair wash; infrequent teeth cleaning. The poor teacher!