Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wychfield


Wychfield
Originally uploaded by rajmarshall
I think I lived in the room with the slightly open window on the first floor.
Wychfield was owned by Francis Darwin - probably the wrong Darwin to be commemorating today but he did do a lot to make his father better known.
Note the croquet lawn!

5 comments:

Paul said...

Hi there,

I'm currently a student at Trinity Hall, and plan to give a talk about the history of Wychfield in the near future. It was nice to see your picture of Wychfield from the 70s on your blog, and I wonder- do you have any photos taken from/looking out of the front of the house? I believe there used to be a big beech tree which was removed to build some accommodation in the 90s, and would be interested to see what the place looked like!

Best wishes,

Paul

rajm said...

I'll have a look through the relevant slides but, from memory, I think you may be out of luck! Thanks for stopping by - I'll place another comment here when I have further information! I'm still in touch with someone who also lived there and was a photographer, I'll ask around.

I remember the tree though!

Paul said...

That'd be great- the college archives are pretty photo-lite!

rajm said...

I have some more of the back - mainly the garden from a few angles - but I'm afraid I have none of the front. I'll scan what I have in at the weekend and put them on my flickr pages.

rajm said...

Now updated I'm afraid the focus was on the croquet participants rather than anything else...