Roundhouse c. 1945

Round House c. 1945

The photograph is about 1945. At that time two families lived in the Round House before Mr Cox brought it. One was that of Lil Dewsbury (her brother Eric was killed in the First World War at Newville-Vitasse aged 23). The other family were evacuees, the Markhams.

Lil Dewsbury was the village post lady for many years. She never had a car and delivered the mail by foot, including to outlying areas at the Fish and Duck and Bedwell Hey. She had a daughter Nadia (short for Nadine). Nadia married a lorry driver who worked for the London Brick Company – a Carter. He was killed at the railway crossing at Kings Dyke brickyard whilst still young.