The Slaugham Archive
Barry Ray Year: 1916 Villages: Pease PottageSoldiers outside the Tin Church, Pease Pottage
On the old A23 at Pease Pottage stood the Mission Church, known by everyone as the “Tin Church”. The photograph is of poor quality but it is possible to see a boy on a bicycle chatting to three soldiers from the tented army camp located in the heart of the village opposite the Black Swan.
The postcard was sent from Pease Pottage in September 1916 by William Humphry of F Company, 29th Battalion of the Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment to his four-year-old daughter with the poignant message, “Dear Little Muriel, how I enjoyed your little postcard. Be good to Mama. We find it cold at night; can’t sleep with cold. Some run about to get warm. We have plenty of drill now and had a cold-bath parade this morning. Your loving Dada.”
Picture added on 27 November 2014 at 16:31
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