Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Four For Four

OK, so I copied the title!

Mad challenged all comers to a meme, which I don't usually do, but I thought, well, just this once, especially as it's -24C outside today and I won't be going out there with my camera.

If you want to play along, here's what to do.
1. Go to the 4th picture folder on your computer.
2. Post the 4th picture in that folder.
3. Explain the picture.

I have to admit guilt.... I pilfered this from eBay quite a while ago. It's in a folder with other historical pics of the area where I grew up. Great for family history research!


This is a post card image of Watermouth Castle in 1903, situated halfway between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin in North Devon. I passed this building every day on the green double decker bus taking me to the Grammar School in Ilfracombe.
The building was designed by George Wightwick for the Basset family in the mid 19th-century and is not a true castle, but a large Victorian country house. It's no longer a private home, but has been opened to the public as a hotel and theme park since the 1990s.

Thanks Bob, for this modern picture.

If you want to add your own Four For Four post, be my guest, I'm not tagging anyone.

22 comments:

Beverly said...

I never do any of these memes, but this one seems easy enough. Thanks for stopping by. I haven't been very good about commenting lately...I've been reading and going on.

Someone got me into Facebook, and I've been spending time there catching up with voices from the past. It's amazing the people you can find there.

I love your blanket in the last post. How nice for Callum to have that. I never did learn how to crochet or knit.

madretz said...

What a beautiful place to drive by every day as a child. It's like a fairytale come to life!

Shammie...if you decide to join facebook too, look me up...i'm on there, also. It's just a quicker version of blogging...snippets rather than full on posts.

Xtreme English said...

ah, my....imagine driving past a castle every day on your way to skool!! cool photo, and i'll do that meme. wonder wot the photo will be???

Peter said...

Rather than to look for my fourth photo etc. I spotted Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on the map. I must have passed by there sometimes in the 60s. Were you around?

Shammickite said...

Peter: my parents still lived in Combe Martin throughout the 60s, but during the early 60s I lived in Southampton, then came to live in Canada in 1966.

tut-tut said...

What a great postcard! I don't have any folders. I'm too disorganized for such order.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Nice pic!

Wendy said...

What a delightful photo! I can just hear the stories now "Tales From Llfracombe" Once upon a time long, long ago there lived a great ugly troll in a castle by a long winding road. Every day this troll would watch out the window for Shammickie's bus to pass by. And every day the ugly troll would plot how he could catch this tasty child and eat her for breakfast!

But, Shammickite was too smart for him.....

Joanne said...

Wow, what a pretty way to begin your school days!

rosemary said...

borrowing photos is a good thing sometimes.....i have.

bigbikerbob said...

Hi, It has not changed that much really has it?.
http://www.watermouth-cove-cottages.co.uk/images/Watermouth%20Castle.jpg

Ken said...

Sounds like an interesting challenge. It was a little taking photos today.

Ken said...

Sounds like an interesting challenge. It was a little taking photos today.

Squirrel said...

Watermouth Castle-- and did you daydream about it as you passed by?

I did it, and the photo I came up with was a picture I took of a painting at the MET when a London blogger was visiting NYC . I think it's a Tanguy but ? not sure. It's blog related anyway... I hardly ever take pics of paintings (we only did it because it was forbidden)

photowannabe said...

I don't do the memes either but i might give this one a try.
this is quite an anazing place you went by everyday. Beautiful.

Linda G. said...

What a nice piece of your personal history! And what a beautiful place to grow up... Thanks for sharing:)
A good bit of history can be documented by old post cards. My husband collects cards of our area and I'm going to be sharing them soon.

ChrisJ said...

I did this one already only it was six for six. It's a bit more simple type meme for those of us who don't usually meme

Libby said...

I try not to also, but I did see what pic was number 4 of 4 and its an old tree, quite interesting actually!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I LOVE old photos like this. Very cool!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You asked about the cold. What cold? It's going down to minus 23 tonight, that's all. ;-) Is that cold. (You're darn right it is!)

dabrah said...

Wonderful picture. I might try this meme tomorrow. I hope it's warmed up a bit there. Here it's much warmer than it was, which is a relief.

Middle Ditch said...

I'm not surprised that you pilfered that photo. It must give great memories. And look me up if you have joined facebook. I'm there too.