Aerial view of “The Dale” (Scarning Dale), the home of Major H. Piers Clarke and Mrs Clarke and their 4 children.
John Dodds provided the following information about this photo.
“The gardener’s house to the left of The Dale and beyond the Stables was occupied by Mr and Mrs Wood and their two children. The kitchen garden can be seen to the left of the stables and the square building known as ‘the hut’ used as a playroom by the Clarkes children. During the war, the Home Guard did sleeping duty there (one officer and one other rank) guarding something but he never knew what!
The butcher from Shipdham was the second in command and one night John was on guard and shared the hut with him for which he thought he was paid 1s 9d. He said that he was in fits and hardly slept at all as the butcher had the loudest intrusive snore!”