Drink and Ink, Suffolk connection

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Drink and Ink, Suffolk connection

Post by oldjiver » Wed 26 Mar, 2014 10:11:23

I will shortly be writing a piece tracing the "Hansford Water route (in reality HAMFORD WATER) contained in "To Te Devil A Daughter". I seem to remember that in "Drink and Ink" DW mentioned staying at a stately home (may have been Woolverstone) in Suffolk, just a few miles from Hamford Water. I dont have Drink and Ink to refer to. Could anyone who has, kindly enlighten me about any travels in the area mentioned in the book please.

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Post by Darren » Wed 26 Mar, 2014 11:52:06

I looked up Woolverstone in the Drink and Ink index and it directed me to page 107.

Joan’s (DW’s second wife) father “acted as agentâ€￾ for a Major Berners who lived in Woolverstone Hall (which is the stately home you refer to).
Joan’s mother and father lived in Woolverstone House. Joan’s father died in 1922, but in 1931 Joan’s mother still lived in Woolverstone House. DW and Joan would occasionally stay there for weekends.

Woolverstone House was for sale recently (£2,750,000).

http://thepropertyfiles.net/post/493507 ... e-mannings

I am curious about your TTDAD locations - I can see a DW field trip coming.
Regards,

Darren.

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Post by oldjiver » Wed 26 Mar, 2014 20:18:34

Thank you so much for that Darren! My holiday home actually looks across the river Orwell straight at the Hall. I remember DW was very nearly turned into a socialist by Lord Berners pulling the hat off of one of his servants and throwing it to his new gun dog. I can see now why DW placed two of his books in this area, he probably went for a drive to get away from the in-laws and the old lord!, and used the material in his books.

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