Grateley Station Group c.1944
A photograph from Douglas Hunt who lived in Grateley many years ago and became a master mariner and sailed the world. We know where the photograph was taken but who are the children and when (1944?). Does anybody remember posing for this. The Australians were here at Grateley Camp prior to D Day when loads of troops were dispersed over the south of England. The photo is a photocopy of the original, which was quite damaged.
photo source: Michael Longyear, kindly supplied by Douglas Hunt
UPDATE FROM BILL AND LYN MARTIN (LANDLORD OF THE SHIRE HORSE PUB)
"We think that the little girl, bottom left, is Mary Wilson, (later Mary Davis now Mary Caines) the wife of Reg who had the coal round 20 years ago. We think she would only have been allowed down here with her mothers much younger brother (her uncle), who is one of the older boys, Ken Crosswell".