That's very... british. The use of sepia filter emphasizes the simplicity of the house.
Thank you for visiting and commenting. I used sepia because the original colour photo was a bit washed out/ My "cheat" seams to have worked. ;)
very lovely house, very lovely photo!!! thank you for sharing this with us! kat
Thanks kat. Due to the bad weather we are having, I haven't been out much with the camera, so I have resorted to sifting through photos from previous trips and this was one of them.
It's not a cheat. It's creative and appropriate editing! Nice work. Cheers, Marilyn
Thanks again Marilyn. The weather here is still inclement and I am suffering from "camera withdrawal" symptoms.
This house is where my Grandmother lived until she was about 14. She and her family left England in 1914, just before WW1, and moved to Australia.
Her name was Elizabeth Howie Kirkwood. Her father had his blacksmith shop next door to the house, it would be to the left side of this photo.
To follow on from rlee26's comment; my grandfather John (Jack) Davison was a blacksmith and must have taken over the house and forge in 1914 - my father, Thomas Davison was born in the house in 1919. Soon after this, they moved to the forge at Snitter - a few miles to the west. Jack was still living at Snitter when he died in the late 1960's.
Wow! Thanks to rlee26 and muppet348 for providing some interesting history to this fine building.
aye rlee26 that was my g/grandas house, kirkwood clans stronger than ever growing ginger in queensland australia!
My grandparents bought the house at some point in the 70s ( can't remember the exact date) and it was their home until they died in the mid 90s. I spent many a happy weekend going fishing on the Coquet. The 'blacksmith shop' was converted into a Garage which i believe it still is. My grandfather landscaped the hill behind the cottage into a multitier garden.
The house still has the original range fireplace as far as i'm aware :)
Just spoke to my parents ( they have the paperwork for the property going back a few years now)
There is a conveyance dated 30th September 1952 where the cottage was sold by Mr Alexander Cheyne a retired County Surveyor. The buyer was Frederick Drink De'Ath who was an Accountant previously residing at Wallington in Surrey. Previous owners were: 21st Feb
1851 (1) James Armstrong and (2)Ord Armstrong possibly of the Lord Armstrong
family. Changed hands on 12th November 1887 from (1) John Aynsley to
Another and (2) Edward Welton. On 4th November 1920 changed hands again between (1) Jane Welton and (2) Septimus Marshall. Changed hands again on 4th Decmeber 1945 between (1) Arthur Law Marshall and Others and (2) William George Mackay. It changed hands again on 3rd June 1946 between (1) William George Mackay and (2) Alexander Cheyne. The assumption is that before 1851 the land and the buildings were probably part of the Armstrong Estates. The people you mention as having lived there were probably tenants and renting the property. Funnily enough Mackay was the big hardware shop facing the cottage from over the bridge.
Some marvellous history there, Patrick. Thanks.
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