Boer War New Year Card, Westhorpe, Stafford

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Date:1st of January 1901

Description:New Year card sent by the Peach family, referring to the Boer War (1899 - 1902). This was one of two wars (the first was 1880 - 1881) fought by the British in South Africa against the Boer settlers.

The Peach family lived at Westhorpe, built in 1897 on Rowley Park. Mr Peach was a shoe manufacturer and Mayor of Stafford 1886/7.

Today Westhorpe is a home for the elderly and is owned by the County Council. The two stone lions by the porch can now be seen in the garden of the County Record Office.

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Image courtesy of: Tavernor, Ian

Donor ref:I. Tavernor No., PT00337, img: 2453 (18/2838)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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