Soldiers at the station
Just a couple of days ago we looked at a card of Pond Farm Camp and commented that the summer camps up on Salisbury Plain probably helped the prosperity of the area. We even mentioned the railway as a local beneficiary.
We have just been given a postcard of soldiers at Lavington Station and here it is.
It isn’t the sharpest postcard we ever saw and the cutter seems to have got a bit off the next image, but nonetheless, we rather like this. The caption is not at all easy to read.
But with a bit of added contrast we can see it says 6th Lancashire Fusiliers Salisbury Plain 1910.
It is the card writer who informs us this is Lavington Station.
The message reads:
Hope you arrived safely and had a good view. I am not sure if you are going back to Malvern on Sat or not. This is a photo of our buglers taken at Lavington Station. With love Roddie.
The card, we can see, was posted from West Down South Camp on 19th May 1910.