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The house my beautiful mum worked in during the Second World War

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Hi all

Callendersgal posted yesterday about things we remember. I did mention my mum in the response.

I was with my youngest daughter today and her two gorgeous girls. We went to a little park near her which is right on the waters edge. Just along from the park you can see the house my mum worked in during the Second World War. I just had to take a photo so I could share with you where she worked.

The house is called Mount Edgecumbe House. If you zoom in on the photo you'll see the house.

Enjoy the weekend.

Alicia ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒณ

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What a lovely day and a bit of history too which would be interesting for your daughter and granddaughters. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’œ

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Thank you Lynne, it was a lovely day, my youngest daughter and me are very close. Memories of my mum - wonderful.

Alicia๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’œxxxx

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Aww, that's lovely. Myself and my Mum were very close and I have lots of treasured memories of both my Mum and Dad and know I was very lucky. Our boys have got lovely memories of being with their grandparents, it was a lovely bond . Lots of love and hugs Lynne xxxx โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ

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It really is and I also have treasured memories of both my mum and dad, loved them both so much.

Isn't it lovely when your children have lovely memories as well.

Take care

Alicia xxxx :)

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Yes it is. No-one can take our memories away. Lots of love Lynne xxxx โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ

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They certainly can't Lynne.

Alicia xxxx๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ

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I feel so lucky to have such lovely memories. Xxxx๐Ÿ’œโ™ฅ๏ธ

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Same here xxxx๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜Š

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We've got photos galore !!! Much easier now we can out them on our phones or computers etc but I do love getting all the old photos out xxxx

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I love looking through old photos, such happy memories.

xxxx๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Yes, so true. I have a laugh at the perm I used to have!! Xxxx

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Oh I had one of those as well ha ha xxxx๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I can't believe I had one but thought I was so cool with it๐Ÿ˜‚xxxx

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Oh same here, never again๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚xxxx

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That's such a good shot cf. What a lovely setting and it must have given you a bit of a heart tug to see it. Thanks for sharing it. xx

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Thank you. It's a beautiful house and I can imagine my mum there working, she was beautiful, we were very close xx

What a beautiful picture!

My sister in-laws mum used to work for at Heaten Hall in heaten park near to where I am!

Now a municipal park for all to enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š Take care

in reply to Sunfloweronline

Thank you.

Isn't that lovely that you are close to where your sister in-law's mum used to work, memories for your partner I'm sure.

Yes Mount Edgecumbe is a park for all to enjoy as well.

Stay safe and well.

Alicia :)

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My soulmate John died 15mths ago but Iโ€™m close to his family, and I am always gonna have my John in my heart and on my shoulder to guide me! God has the time for us to be called to join him

Hoping that you stay happy and

cope in the difficult days ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ“ฟ

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I'm so sorry you've lost your soulmate but how reassuring it is you are close to his family and also know you'll be joining him again one day.

I hope you are also coping with these difficult times.

Take care

Alicia xx๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒˆ

I'm so sorry to hear this. Pm me anytime. Love and hugs Lynne xxxx โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’œ

Thanks so much

You are very welcome. Xxxx

That's not far from me. I live in Castleton. I lived on Smithies Avenue (back of the Black Bull) until I got married. Small world xxxx

What a beautiful house that is Alicia! It must make you think of your mum every time you see it. Sometimes memories can really be bitter-sweet!

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Thank you Sue and it really does as does it when I either drive or cycle past where she used to live as well. They are very happy memories and as you say bitter-sweet as I miss her so much as do us all when we lose our loved ones.

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That is so true xxxx

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I've visited Mount Edgecombe, a beautiful house, I thought the most amazing thing about it is the stunning carriage drive that sweeps down to the water, and what a history it's got! Take care xx

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I'm so pleased you've visited it, you can see what I mean. It really is a lovely place and yes has so much history.

Stay safe and well.

Alicia xx

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My sister lives in Princetown close to Dsrtmoor prison and when I visit she likes to take me to see historical places, Mount Edgecombe was one of the more memorable ones, she told me that during ww 2 Hitler had unsuccessfully earmarked it as a future home?

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Well your sister has the countryside tonight on her doorstep. Mount Edgecumbe is beautiful bui didn't know about Hitler wanting the house.

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She does, and in the morning the fog๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Well yes Princetown does have it's fair share of fog๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

beautiful pictures!

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Thank you :)

Itโ€™s perfect. I can see why she liked it so much.

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Thank you Dave, it really is a beautiful place :)

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What a beautiful house in a beautiful setting. Iโ€™m sure it would have been a wonderful place for your mum to work in. Retracing some of those steps she took with your family and discussing it with them brings it back to life. Family history is always important to maintain because that will be a nice interesting fact for your grandchildrenโ€™s children one day, when they are in that very place. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒˆ

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Thank you Bobby and it really is in a very nice setting with the water and all the green around it. It's funny that my daughter lives very close to where I used to catch the water ferry with my mum when she used to take us to the beach. I agree that family history is very important.

Hope you've had a good day.

Alicia :)

What a spot!

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Thank you :)

What a beautiful setting, was this house requisitioned during the war. ?

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Thank you. No the house wasn't.

Alicia :)

That is a lovely house and what a beautiful spot. I am pleased that you had a nice day. x

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Thank you Sheila, it really is a lovely house and it was a lovely day thank you.

Alicia :) xx

Thanks for sharing

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You're welcome :)

This is a lovely photo withe the House by the water and the green of the countryside. Itโ€™s got a Cornwall look to it but could equally be in Scotland. Very appealing to gaze at it. And a good painting scene.

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Thank you and water and countryside together are so beautiful and I see what you mean that it could equally be in Scotland.

Alicia :)

Alicia it's beautiful, was the house requisitioned, was your Mum a nurse?

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Hi LittlePaws, not it wasn't and my mum was a housekeeper at the house during the war and then went on to become a welder.

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Alicia how wonderful for a woman at that time, they were made of stern stuff weren't they, we have no idea what they went through, best wishes and btw I love the pics you post thank you so much for sharing - bringing the outside in during this awful time xx

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They really were and my mum never complained about anything, she just got on with it.

Thank you, I absolutely adore the countryside.

We will get through this xx๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿž

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my Mum and Dad were both like that, yes we will get through it xx

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Lovely memories and we'll definitely get through, a lot if people's parents on here got through the Second World War, I'm sure we'll get through this.

Such a lovely place. So good that you can share those memories with your granddaughters with actual places they can see and use their imagination of what happened back then when their great grandmother was there.

Itโ€™s going to be another hot one here in Georgia, USA. But then .....itโ€™s summer in The south.

Have a good one!

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Thank you and it really is good to share memories and history with the younger generation. Our eldest granddaughter is at an age now where her imagination can take off.

It's been mega hot here this afternoon but we have a lovely breeze now and it's cooling which is pleasant.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Alicia :)

Thank you Jerry and I often talk to our granddaughters about their grandmother, she would have adored them and I'm so sorry she never ended up with great grandchildren before she died.

It was lovely but incredibly hot in the afternoon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend as well Jerry.

Alicia :)

Thanks so much, I am blessed with our lovely family and I have friends abounding!! John has increased my spiritual awareness and Iโ€™m ever more confident of paradise and my creator!! The forum is another great help for me. Take care and enjoy your wkend ๐Ÿ˜Š

in reply to Sunfloweronline

That's so lovely to hear. What a great comfort to have your beliefs.

The forum is excellent and there sure is a lot of support.

Stay safe and well.

Alicia๐Ÿ™

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