Coastguards and civilians of Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey
Commemorative postcard, Heroes All! Five brave coastguards and two civilians of Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, who rescued 20 members of the 2nd Walworth Boy Scouts' Troop who got into difficulties when their training vessel, a 32 foot ex-naval cutter, was hit by a sudden squall and capsized. Sadly, nine Sea Scouts died. There were 23 Sea Scouts, the Scout Master and five helpers on board. The tragedy was widely reported in newspapers at the time. A Memorial was erected in 1914 in Nunhead Cemetery.
4 August 1912
© Mary Evans / The Scout Association
Walled garden, Great Maytham Hall, near Rolvenden, Kent
View of the walled garden at the back of Great Maytham Hall, a Grade II listed country house near Rolvenden, Kent. It was the inspiration for the children's classic, The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, who lived there between 1898 and 1907. Burnett restored the neglected garden and planted hundreds of roses. Seen here is an array of flowers at the side of a pathway, with a flight of steps at the top.
© Mary Evans/Reginald A. Malby & Co. Collection