Today we step away from the military and shopping – and are thinking of going to a dance….
Despite my best efforts I haven’t been able to trace Mrs Bateman of Collingwood Lodge. The house was built in about the 1860s and may have been demolished, although I have found reference to one of the same name at 7 Portsmouth Road.
By 1904, when this postcard was written, the house had had many tenants and Mrs Bateman may not have played a great part in the town. Does anyone know?