Porch at Wakelyn's Manor house, with wooden fences on either side.
The fences on the School Lane side remained until at least the mid 1950s, otherwise the building looks little different from later photos. (See KL032) Might be pre WW1, after the period when it was a pub, the Blackamoors Head and later the Men's Club Reading Room. The story of the Men's Club in the village has now been written, see details on our Publications page
King George V is said to have taken tea and bread and butter in the Reading Room when he visited troops in the village during the military exercise that took place all over the South Midlands in 1913. For the earliest view of this building, see DK062a. Photographer: Unknown
Image lent by : Mrs Jean Charles
Connected Photos: KL032 | DK062a | SV026