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Beryl House Part 2 Duration 6:02
JI: We will pass that over to Clare now. And while she does that, we’ll have a look at the next one. (BH003)
Beryl: I’ve got a job to see that one.
JI: The scanner will see it.
JI: What’s that one then?
Beryl: That one is a collection of New Forest ponies that were for a Beaulieu Road sale, I would think somewhere around the nineteen thirties; in that year I would think, umm, because they used to have the sale on the opposite side to where they have it now, and they used to collect them in the – apparently there was a station that had a little bit of ground there – and they used to collect there and they used to take them – I suppose there were no conveyances then – but they used to tie them on alongside of another pony and take them up to Beaulieu Road and they’d sell them and I take that at the back there, I think that is –
JI: The right hand side, yes.
Beryl: I think that is Hubert Forward.
Beryl: And I imagine this to be either the auctioneers, but I… I can see them better on that one.
JI: We’ll have a look at the other one in a minute then, maybe see it better.
Beryl: Yes I’ve got a feeling,
JI: We can blow it up and –
Beryl: Yes I got a feeling that is, that could be Bill’s father there.
JI: Right next to building?
Beryl: Yes. And then there’s Fred Kitcher who lived here at Bridge Farm. Um m I think that’s him there.
JI: Oh yes, near the middle there.
Beryl: Yes. I haven’t got my magnifying glass so I could see, but apparently the, you know, the station was there and whether some of the ponies were transferred into livestock, umm, carriages, I got a feeling that they were.
JI: A lot of them were taken away by rail weren’t they?
JI: Went up to the mines a lot of them.
Beryl: Yes, yes so that’s all I know about that one. (BH004 is presented)
Now this one – that is Hubert Forward.
JI: On the right hand end there?
Beryl: Yep, Yep. That, the next one, is Fred Kitcher. You see he’s got some tied on the side of his horses but I don’t know who these were, whether – whether they’re the station masters or auctioneers, I don’t know; but that is Bill’s father.
JI: Right in the middle there?
Beryl: Yes. And of course he’s got his tied on the side. I think sometimes they used to take a horse and cart and they’d tie so many on the back of the cart and take them up. ‘Course there wasn’t the conveyance that there is now, I mean most people got a horse box, but umm.
JI: And that was in the nineteen thirties?
Beryl: I would think it was in the nineteen thirties, because Bill was born in twenty-eight. And I mean, I – He couldn’t – I ‘spect he could remember, but he wasn’t involved, so he wouldn’t have been very old; but I reckon that’s about it.
JI: And was this the photograph that Jack Hargreaves took?
Beryl: He didn’t take it. He took it to Southern Television – this one – and he had it redeveloped, sort of; brought out much clearer. He was quite a, you know, he thought it was a lovely picture and it needed, sort of improving, like, and he brought it back with a frame, but I can’t find it, I don’t know where I put it. I know I let the Pony Breeders have it, but I’m sure it came back from there; I’ve got a feeling [name withheld] brought it back, but I can’t think where it went.
JI: Well we’ll see if we can locate it for you. But we can certainly try and do another one with modern technology. It’s a lovely photograph, isn’t it.
Beryl: Oh it’s a lovely picture. So, I’ve also got – I don’t know if you want to see a commoners wedding? (BH005).
(Laughs, various noises, microphone displaced)
JI: Yes…….When was this?
Beryl: This was last year (2015) August the fifteenth, and I thought it was such a lovely picture, it was up on a hill and looked right out over the Forest, she always wanted to get married in the Forest.
JI: And that’s [name withheld]?
Beryl: Yes. And that’s [name withheld]. And that’s their little boy down there.
JI: That is lovely isn’t it?
Beryl: Yes it’s a lovely picture.
(Recording continues briefly with non-relevant conversation)