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Stoke Hall and the Birkbecks.

For a history of the Birkbecks click here  by Michael Ranson.

This picture is dated 1906.
Taken from a postcard postmarked 1906.

This picture is dated as 1914.
Taken from a postcard postmarked June 1915.

All Pictures below dated1931, prior to sale. - Nick Elsey.
                                                                    Aerial view of the site in 1987. Looking east to west with Abbots Farm,
                                                                                          bottom right and Stoke church centre top.
Belgian refugees who were looked after at The Hall
in 1915. (Pic. Derek Bales).

Rosina Wright, lady's maid to the Birkbeck family,1893.
(Pic.Christopher Wright ). 


Mrs.Rosa Birkbeck (Wilson),with L-R; Theodora,William and Edmund.
                                              c. 1910

(Pic.s Christopher Wright.)



                                                                                                    Theodora                                                   Edmund,Theodora and William  c.1914

Party invitation to Stoke Hall.

Watercolour painting of Stoke Holy Cross Hall by Geoffrey Birkbeck.91875 - 1954).
 Geoffrey was a prolific painter and had a book published 'Old Norfolk Houses'.

                       The Lodge, Norwich Road, in 1930.                                             On the occasion of their Golden Wedding in 1930.
                                                                                                              Pictured outside The Lodge are the Herrieven family with a lady from
                                 ( Pic's  Stewart Herrieven )                                      The Hall. L-R front row Dennis and Sarah Emily, Rachel, Dennis,  
                                                                                                                            Dennis Edward and Gertrude. Three generations.
                                                                                                                      They were presented with a gold plated silver box inscribed
                                                                                            "  Dennis and Sarah Herrieven,Golden Wedding, 12th. July 1930. G.B.  W.G.B. E.I.B."