Barn House was used as a convalescent home during WW1. We are not sure exactly when this postcard was sent, however it seems to be after the War as it talks about 1918 in remembrance. The house, however, is what it would have looked like during the War.

166WHI - Barn House (Postcard) (Front & Back)

The transcribed text reads:

‘In remembrance of my holiday in 1918, house occupied by wounded soldiers during war time on the road to Sea Salter, Joy Lane given to me by Gertie 28th September Saturday’

‘Mrs Maynard, 19 Norfolk Street, Canterbury Road, Whitstable, Kent’

From the collection of D Price


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