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Part 2, The Farmhouse at war

Friday, November 01, 2013

Here are some photos of the farmhouse at war, though I can remember using some of the things we saw and that was long after the 2nd world war. See if you recognize any.

The farmhouse

The Dairy

The Churn

Washroom the Mangle I can remember using my Aunties that looked like this.

The washroom sink

Carpet beaters

The boiler, the washboard and the dolly, I remember these well. Do you remember skittle groups that used washboards?

Wine making, well some of us still do that.

The sitting room where the ladies were spinning

The kitchen range

Kitchen table and larder

Sue and my GD coming down the narrow staircase

Young evacuees bedroom

My DH in the bedroom

An unusual place for a bed- halfway up the stairs. Notice the comode bottom left.

The dressing table with me in the mirror.

The schoolroom

There was a lady making rag rugs, but it was too dark to take a photo.

Hope you enjoyed these photos. I don't remember seeing the well. There would have been one . My Aunt and Uncle did not have running water or electricity till the 1960's so I wonder why there were no oil lamps. Probably all been sold to antique shops by now. Ha ha! Or broken.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1BEACHWALKER 11/11/2013 12:09AM

    Looks a lot like my Grandparents home in the country I used to visit in the 50's! So glad you shared this with us...really enjoyed seeing the pics. Your daughter looks so much like you! Your granddaughter has gotten so big! They grow up too fast!! emoticon

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 11/5/2013 11:58AM

    Thank you! I love going through historical homes. It's nice that you are back on Spark, too.Your GD is getting so big! Missed you. emoticon

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IMEMINE1 11/4/2013 7:25PM

    Oh I loved these. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/4/2013 12:26AM

    Oh I loved this my AUntie was evacuated,my Mum too but she ran away back to London on a penny platform ticket and walked through the streets of London during an air raid to get home so they let her stay!!!!!

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TSISQUAUSDI 11/1/2013 10:05PM

    Reminds me of one of the houses we lived in in rural Virginia. The only plumbing in the house was a hand pump in the kitchen, and we had a range like the one pictured.

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MOTLEM 11/1/2013 9:25PM

    Loved this blog! emoticon
I remember a lot of the articles in these pics too. emoticon
What an interesting and entertaining day you all had. emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/1/2013 8:25PM

    Such an interesting place. I love going back in time. emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 11/1/2013 8:08PM

    I enjoyed looking at the photos of the old time appliances. Can't say that I remember my parents or grandparents using any of them, though! emoticon

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VONBLACKBIRD 11/1/2013 6:29PM

    Thanks for sharing these. Wonderful!!! So enjoyed looking and reading about them.

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USMAWIFE 11/1/2013 6:25PM

    would love to visit if I ever make it across the ocean

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SLACHETKA103145 11/1/2013 6:05PM

    emoticon for posting this reminiscence! emoticon

I hope what I know as old will someday mean something to others!!!!!


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KATHRYNLP 11/1/2013 5:56PM

    It's always enjoyable to see what life was like in our Grandparents days. These are really good photo's that you took, Ellen. Gives us a real look back in time. Must of been a fun day for all of you! emoticon emoticon

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REBELBLITZ 11/1/2013 5:04PM

    Thanks for the step back in time. Lots of things I have never seen.
Thank you for sharing.


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