|Bargates, Fairmile and Barrack Road|
Review of Allen White’s book
|Corner of Grove Lane and Fairmile|
Cutting down ‘The Big Tree’ at the corner of Grove Lane (now The Grove) and Fairmile. Telegraph poles carrying telephone wires from left to right of picture and behind the tree. Ladders up each pole. Lorry alongside tree loaded with sawn up of the tree. Letter Boxing foreground. Ten people in picture, some workers & some spectators. Craven A advert on fence
Photo No 4 in a package of ‘Edwardian photographs’. Photo on a page, item numbered 3 with description: Fairmile Road, late 19th century type of dob (mud wall) and thatch cottage once common around Christchurch. Photo shows a rural rustic cottage with a roof, looks quite derelict.
Photo No 5 in a package of ‘Edwardian photographs’, parcel No 1. Photo on a page, item no 5 with the description: Dob – cottage among the pines, Fairmile Road, about 1900. Photo shows a large thatched cottage set just back off the road with a background dense trees. A Horse drawn carriage is shown using the muddy road.
Copy of photograph used in Allen Whites book ‘Christchurch Through the Years Bargates Fairmile and Barrack Road’, page 34. Newman’s Farm, Fairmile Road, Christchurch which since 1986 has been the site of the Christchurch Fire Station. 3 thatched are shown. Book caption says Farm House, Dairy House and stables – good example of 18th Century cob and thatch buildings. Picture taken about 1885 when farmed by George Newman.
|Knapp or Newman's Farm in Fairmile|
Knapp or Newman’s Farm in Fairmile. Three thatched buildings with cob wall and gateway into garden with tree in centre. Street lamp and unmade road. Cob wall not in good condition.
|Thatched buidings in Fairmile Road|
Fairmile Road. Seven thatched buildings, with a group of Cottage Home boys. Circa 1910. One street lamp.
|The grove and Fairmile|
View of the Grove looking up towards Fairmile. Tree lined unmade road. Slate roofed residences both sides and one street lamp