Martha and George Devonald

Newlands 1911

This fantastic photo was lent to us by John Devonald and his sister Wendy. It is of their grandparents Martha and George on their honeymoon at Newlands in 1911. Also in the photo is Martha’s father.

The Devonald story and more photos will be coming soon.

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  • Great picture.

    Do we know the property name or who rented off.

    By Martin Lepley (15/08/2017)
  • Cor your quick off the mark Martin, the ‘ink’ was barely dry.

    I do not have that info I am afraid. John is giving us more info plus he is making comments so he may be able to help but it is a long time ago.

    By Janet Penn (15/08/2017)
  • My grandfather built one of the first shacks. I guess it was the one he is standing by and they called it “Curlew”. Many years later I purchased a new build in Fobbing and named it “Curlew” after that shack which would have disappeared in the floods.      Regards John D.

    By Johndev (16/08/2017)
  • I think I have discovered where this property might have been. I believe it was down a road called Kyle Avenue which is now called Laars Avenue. The property was called Longshaw Lodge. The owner was George LINDSELL who was registered at address 1 Dirleton Road, Portway, West Ham. I believe Martha’s Maiden name was (LINSELL). I believe it was purchased on 3rd September 1902 for £25 and a subsequent £10 spent. Originally it was described as Timber Galvanised shed used as Bungalow and the property on the left looks like the original description. The other house being added later. 

    By Martin Lepley (21/08/2017)

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