Mabledon Estate. - a Memory of Tonbridge.

My mother, Joyce Clark (formerly Smith) born in 1924, recognises this photograph of Quarry Hill.  Her father William Smith was the sawyer for Mabledon Estate (on the right) and was responsible for felling the trees on the right of the photograph.  Mabledon Estate (the gates are just off the photograph) was owned by the Deacon family who were London bankers.  Mum's Uncle Charlie (Charles Eastwood) was the bailiff for the estate alongside William.  Mum's grandfather (Charles Smith) was a sawyer before William took over.

A memory shared by Anne Allan on Apr 6th, 2006. Send Anne Allan a message

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