And, like many other soldiers, he bought postcards to send home or to keep as a record of his visit. For this post I've selected several of his postcards from a visit to Hampton Court Palace. None of these has been posted or written on the reverse. The Palace is outstanding even in the UK so I can only imagine how overwhelming it must have appeared to Roy.
|Entrance to Vine and Gardener's Cottage, Hampton Court Palace. Postcard c1918.
|South-East Front, Hampton Court Palace.
Is it possible that the lawn was dug up for vegetable gardens in WW!?
It is also Hampton Court Palace and shows the ghost of Jane Seymour. Apparently she was seen every night! I wonder if she still appears. Roy must have been intrigued because we don't have a lot of ghosts her in Australia and especially not in his home town of Mitiamo that was only about 40 years old at the time.
|The Hampton Court Palace Ghost.
Queen Jane Seymour's Ghost.
As seen nightly near the private stairway, leading to apartments formerly occupied by her.
Now, close your eyes if you are easily shocked. You've been warned.
This an old sepia photograph taken by a member of a photography club in Melbourne in the 1950s. It is one of a collection of photos donated to the Genealogical Society of Victoria.
|Experimental photography and development techniques.