Turlough House in 1914
Turlough House 1914 (117k)
|Peter MITCHELL in Australia sends a photograph of Turlough House which accompanied a letter, dated 15 January 1914, sent by Jacob BECKETT of Spencer Park. Below we have a photograph taken in 1985 for comparison. The lake no longer exists although there is talk of restoring it as part of Folk Life Project earmarked for Turlough House. |
Turlough House 1985 (42k)
Peter is keen to discover more about Jacob Beckett whose wife (nee Braithwaite) died in 1914 and her death was written up in the local press - presumably the Connaught Telegraph. The Beckett family lived on the old Spencer Park Estate.|
Can anyone enlighten Peter further regarding details of the Beckett family? The story is even more interesting in that in our roots guestbook we also have a Cameron Eppler who is a grandson of a Ronald Carey Beckett, a brother of a Jacob Beckett, also of Spencer Park - Cameron informs us that the Beckett family were the owners of Spencer Park Estate.
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