Important message behind haytime photo
HAYTIME memories came flooding back for Peter Anderson last week when he brought in an old photo to the Mercury's offices.
His photo of the Anderson family in the late 1940s at Moor House Farm, in Brignall, shows everyone tucking into tea after a hard day’s graft – including the horses.
Mr Anderson, who now lives in Cleveland Road, in Barnard Castle, said the picture also gives an important message.
He said: “I was four years old when I had polio in 1944. There was an epidemic and quite a few children died in the dale or were left disfigured. I'd like to emphasise to everyone to get the jab now as it would have saved me a lot of bother. Polio is written off now but it was very serious and I was very ill.”
The photo shows Doug front far left, brother Doug behind, mum Ada, brother Laurence, sister Joan and dad Arthur. The boy and woman behind were on holiday at the farm.