by Stuart Arnold
Ernest was from a New Forest family and returned to his roots to farm there for a few years when my grandmother, Doris, was a teenager.
Money (needed to repay a loan) and weather brought this to an end and he went on to become the head gardener at the Dormey Hotel in Ferndown. Met Office records show an 18 month drought.
Son, Donald, was at school in Brockenhurst. He went on to found House and Sons estate agents in Bournemouth.
Going back to Doris - her address at marriage was Lady Cross (in service?).
My question - which farm was Ernest on?
Can anyone help Stuart find an answer to which farm Ernest Alfred and Jessie House lived on? if you can please use the Contact me link and I'll pass your details on to Stuart.
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