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  • Hill House

    19 January 2020

    Burgage Lane, Southwell
  • Major John Becher

    19 January 2020

    The Becher family
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    19 January 2020

    Melrose Abbey Buttress
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    10 January 2019

    The Royal Engineers Casey's Court

Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders

Melrose is approximately 222 miles from Alfred's home at Southwell, and this is the furthest distance from there that we have acquired photographic evidence from his travels.

Going by the numbers on the photographs there should be some more out there, at least 1515 through to 1519.

The East window, St. Mary's Abbey, Melrose (1514)

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey medieval ruins of a Cistercian monastery founded in 1136 and the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart.

Added to site: 18 February 2017

A buttress on the south side of the Abbey, Melrose (1520)

Melrose Abbey buttress

A pigeon soaks up the sun. The thing that caught my attention was on the address and message side of the card, it has a King Edward VIII stamp on it and was posted in Edinburgh 4 August 1937 eight month's after his abdication. Another interesting point is that it's reporting on the train journey to Edinburgh "arrived at Waverly 9.25p.m. approximately instead of 8.45p.m. ... had to stand until we reached Newcastle as train was crowded". I think that message could still be sent today!

Melrose Abbey message
Added to site: 19 January 2020