Old pictures of Washing the Sheep at Calbourne.

All pictures on this page contributed by Mark Stephens from Billingham, they are all thought to have been taken on 26th May 1956.

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dates, where given, usually refer to the date on the postmark

gathering the sheep
Driving the sheep towards Calbourne.
driving the sheep

One out in the front and they all follow like sheep !

Taken at Apes Down cutting (between Blacksmiths Arms and Swainstone) 1956 from the top of a double decker bus.

The man walking in front of the sheep was Ted Guy - following behind the sheep were (left) Les Flux (farmer) and (right) Albert Warne.
(info from Yvonne Warne)

sheep in Winkle Street
Gathering in Winkle Street (Calbourne).
off to the wash
Off to the wash.
sheep in the wash
Bath time, one by one.