Hadleigh Downs.

Sunday winter walks 1920s - 30s

By Ian Hawks

 Friends and relations would meet at our home, “Dorlie” No.72 Castle Road West on winter sunday mornings for a walk around Hadleigh Castle and surrounding fields on either side of the railway track, crossing by the way of the cattle crossing, this was to the east of the bridge beside the manual signal box.  If the tide was out we would cross over to “Two Tree Island” resting under the two trees. All would return after the walk to our house for coffee.

Photo:Back row George Guidon, Leslie Hawks, Dulcie Guidon, Fred Harris. Front row  Daphne Guidon, Ian, Erica Hawks, Doris Hawks,Vi Little, Vi Harris.

Back row George Guidon, Leslie Hawks, Dulcie Guidon, Fred Harris. Front row Daphne Guidon, Ian, Erica Hawks, Doris Hawks,Vi Little, Vi Harris.

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Photo:Feet cooling, Doris Hawks, Erica Hawks, Vi Harris, Vi Little

Feet cooling, Doris Hawks, Erica Hawks, Vi Harris, Vi Little

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Photo:Returning home, passing the old Salvation Army tin mess hall by the entrance to the Castle

Returning home, passing the old Salvation Army tin mess hall by the entrance to the Castle

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Photo:Steam train passing remains of the bridge, taken from the Castle

Steam train passing remains of the bridge, taken from the Castle

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This page was added by Ian Hawks on 09/07/2011.
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Re: Guidon family picture submitted by Ian Hawks - anyone related to the family may wish to contact me. Historic documents left at a previously owned house.

By Linda Ludbrook
On 09/01/2012

Linda Ludbrook; I have no family connections but the Guidons were very old friends of our family, I was at school with Daphne at Miss Howships. Was the property in New Road where they lived ? I should like to view the documents if possible. ian.hawks@googlemail.com

By Ian Hawks
On 16/01/2012

The eponymous Two Trees on the Island were elms - long gone. Some scrubby elm remains though, possibly regenerated from the old root stock. Has anyone got an old photo of the trees, taken in their prime? (How I miss our English Elms!)

By David Hurrell
On 16/01/2012

Linda. Thanks for forwarding the Guidon documents to me, I found them very interesting and they will be filed away with my family archive material.

By Ian Hawks
On 29/01/2012
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