A forester on the South Ormsby estate, Lincolnshire enjoying a clay pipe after his midday meal.
A report of the Marlborough Sheep Fair in the Swindon Advertiser August, 1902.
All other photographs Country Life, London.
My mum Rene (Alice Irene Flitney née Harding) died in 1999. When my brother, sister and I went through her things we found an envelope full of old newspaper clippings and other bits and pieces. We looked through the papers and put the envelope away, but those yellowing pieces of paper keep whispering of half-forgotten times and places. Places like Butlers Cross, Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury, West Wycombe, Little Kimble, Wendover, Ellesborough, Southcourt and Princes Risborough.