NY8167 : Ladyshield

taken 9 years ago, 4 km from Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, Great Britain

Ladyshield
Ladyshield
This e-mail was sent by Diane Godfrey on 5th May 2008 and gives an insight into life in rural Northumberland in the 1950's. Coming to Northumberland by train must have a been a great adventure.
I was absolutely thrilled to see your photo of Seldom Seen. In the 1950's this was the farm nearest to my granny's cottage, Ladyshield, which is about a quarter of a mile due north of here.Mr Armstrong was the shepherd and he and his wife lived at Seldom Seen. They kept a few cows and poultry.I came to Ladyshield during the summers for a week with my mother in the early 1950s. I was aged 2,3,and4. We came by train from south Yorkshire, had breakfast on the train and alighted at Haydon Bridge. A taxi took us to Ladyshield.My job was to take the tiny(1pint) milk churn to Seldom Seen twice a day. Sometimes I went through the gate and sometimes I went through the field. The track is very visible on Google Earth. Mrs Armstrong also made butter, and as far as I remember, the little lean too at the side of Seldom Seen was the dairy. As far as I can remember a young family took over from the Armstrongs and they had twin boys; this would have been about the early 1960s.About 3 years ago I wrote to the then owners of Ladyshield and offered them copies of my few precious photos of the cottage. I had no reply. I was wondering if you and your walking group were ever over that way again, if you could take some photos of Ladyshield from the road and possibly from the rear,and of Seldom Seen from the north at the top of the rise and send them to me.I will send you the cost. My memories of this area, and my time with granny are the happiest of my life, and the prospect of a few pictures of how it all is now in the 21st century would give me enormous pleasure. Thank you so much,
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 March, 2009
Category
Cottage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 817 677 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:0.2549N 2:17.2111W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 818 677
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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