Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Structures | No Comments

Date: 1919/20
Source: detail from photograph in Green family album

In the family album, George Colman Green, son of George Green, has written ‘The North Elmham Naval Boys at the Plantation, 1919-20’. On the same page is a photograph of the boys in their sailor hats with the Lady Mayoress (Mrs Green). She can be seen sitting in the background here. In the album also is a photograph of George Green standing on the upper lawn with a group of more than 20 schoolboys ‘from Bethnal Green, London’, who were visiting the Plantation.

The balustrading and walls of the Italian terrace rise up behind the seated figures. The Gothic alcove (cf PGPT103) covered with ivy, can be seen at the left behind 2 seated figures, and there seem to be the remains of a large curved window (?) abutting the terrace wall in the centre.