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To Celia With Love From Enid 1935: Photos Of A Girl’s Glorious Summer

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“All these photos are from an album I purchased,” writes Vintage Ladies on Flickr. “I have done some research on the house Cacique in Weymouth, Dorset, UK. “It opened as a YMCA in 1918 and was connected to the Australian army in WW1.” Between June 1915 and 1919, more than 120,000 Australian and New Zealand troops went to Weymouth to convalesce, many staying at Cacique.

At some point in the 1930s, Enid arrived at Cacique for a holiday with her family. Chances are she and the relatives were taking a break from their home in Luton, Bedfordshire, possibly taking detours via grandma’s home in Ferndown, Dorset, a stay at Treetops holiday camp, Albury, Surrey (closed 1952) and a mini-break on the ‘English Riviera’ in Torquay, Devon. The collection is called “To Celia With Love From Enid Xmas 1935” because that’s what it says on the envelope. As ever, don’t try to look for a story, just imagine one between the pictures. But if you knew or know Enid, we’d love to hear from you…


Enid at home in Luton

Enid at home in Luton


Luton 1930s

Luton 1930s house


Luton Hoo Park

Luton Hoo Park


family luton vintage 1930s


Luton Hoo Park children vintage bathing water

Treetops, Surrey

Treetops, Surrey

Treetops Surrey

Treetops Surrey

Surrey 1930s

Ferndown dorset vintage

Cacique, Weymouth garden enid and family


Cacique, Weymouth 1930s house

jumping 1930s

Torquay Devon 1930s swimming

Torquay Devon

beach holiday

Cacique, Weymouth


EPSON scanner image

Chesil beach

vintage letter