David Anderson:  Iris Villa, Beech Hall Gardens, Dunton

Picture descriptions contributed by David Anderson

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1.

The area as it is today

 

 

2.

Showing the location of Iris Villa as it was (blue arrow) with other plots coloured to show bungalows that are featured in some of the photographs that follow.

 

3. 

Henry Anderson (my grandfather) and Mary Anderson (my grandmother)

Photographs taken at No 8. Elderfield Road, Hackney , E.8.

Prior to moving to Dunton Hills.   Approx.  1939.

 

 

4.

Iris Anderson (my aunt), daughter of Henry Anderson & Mary Anderson . As you can gather, the bungalow was named after her.

 

5.

Henry Anderson & Mary Anderson at the fence at Iris Villa.

Approx.  1943.

 

 

6.

Left to right: Arthur Anderson (my father),  Henry Anderson (my grandfather),  Leonard Anderson (my uncle),  Rose Anderson (my mother). 

1943 1945.

 

7.

Left to right: Tessa Anderson (my aunt),  Mary Anderson (my grandmother),  Rose Anderson (my mother).

1946

 

8.

Mary Anderson (my grandmother) living at Iris Villa by herself after Henry Anderson (my grandfather) passed away in 1946.

Approx. 1946.

 

9.

From left to right

Rose Anderson (my mother) , Mary Anderson (my grandmother). , Arthur Anderson, (my father),  Tessa Anderson (my aunt).

See map (2) above for bungalow featured brown plot.

 

10.

Mary Anderson (my grandmother) with a broken leg found life too hard living alone and returned to No. 8, Elderfield Road, Hackney to live with her son ,Leonard, and his wife, Tessa. The bungalow then became the family weekend retreat.   

Approx. 1947

 

11.

Family & friends.

(Left to right)

Mary Anderson (my grandmother),  Hilda Fagg (family friend) , Tom Fagg (family friend), Joan Lakey (family friend),  Ernie Lakey (family friend),   Len Anderson (my uncle),  Tessa Anderson (my aunt);  front row -  Rose Anderson (my mother).

Approx 1948.

 

12.

Mavis Fagg (family friend), Tom Fagg (family friend) at the front gate entrance.

Approx 1948.

 

 

13.

Rose Anderson,  David Anderson;  1949.

 

 

14.

As previous

 

15.

Arthur Anderson , Rose Anderson,  David Anderson .

1949.

 

16.

MaryAnderson ,   David Anderson .

Approx 1951 - 1952

 

 

17.

Rose Anderson , Peggy Neil (family friend),  Tessa Anderson .

1958.

 

 

18

David Anderson (left) and friend, possibly Peggy Neil's daughter  

1958.

 

 

19.

Peggy Neil,  Rose Anderson

1958.

 

 

20.

Peggy Neil,  Rose Anderson

1958.

 

21..

Reg Neil (family friend), a helping hand to dig the vegetable plot over;  photograph taken from the kitchen window.    Brown plot in background,  Plan (2) above

1958.

 

 

22.

Rose Anderson,  David Anderson .

1958.

 

23.

Rose Anderson at the front gate with our motorbike and sidecar parked in its usual parking spot,  mud permitting.

1958.

 

 

24.

 Rose Anderson

Approx. 1957

 

25.

This photograph was originally black & white and was hand coloured by airbrush artist George Stokes who worked for me when I had an Exhibition & Display photographic business.

Approx. 1957.

 

 

26.

 David Anderson and pet cat, Tibby 

1958.

 

27.

Rose Anderson  inspecting the rockery.    See Plan (2) above for bungalow in the background: red plot;   1958

 

28.

Rose Anderson  inspecting the vegetable plot.     See the Plan (2) above for bungalow in background: yellow plot;  1958

 

29.

Rainbow at the end of Beech Hall Gardens, looking south;  See the Plan (2) above for bungalow in background: green plot;    1958

 

30.

David Anderson, Rose Anderson;   1958

 

31.

Rose Anderson,  David Anderson and Tibby, the cat,   Alice Gore (mother of Rose and my maternal grandmother);     1958

 

 

32.

Front of Iris Villa;   1958

 

33.

Arthur Anderson, Rose Anderson

1958

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34.

Returning home after a lovely weekend at the bungalow:  David Anderson,   Rose Anderson

1958

 

35.

This photo was taken on one of those nostalgic re-visits in 1981.   Our bungalow stood next door and was to the left-hand side of the one in view.

This photograph is taken from the end of The Glade looking south along Beech Hall Gardens.  If  you turned right here you would be in Margaret Avenue.

See map for bungalow featured in Plan (2):  red plot.