“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…
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