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Chatwall Farm Layout French Country Style

Chatwall Farm, Lower Spode, Clun 
I'm slowly scrap booking the old family photos I had of my Aunt a couple of years ago.  This is the farm in Clun, Shropshire where mum and her sisters moved to with my grandma during the 2nd world war to avoid the bombings in Birmingham.  They spent nearly seven years here, befriended a polish prisoner of war, Joseph who worked on the farm, and had great fun in the heavy snow of 1943 digging tunnels across the farmyard to let the pigs out.  The picture was taken in the 30's.  I used papers from the French Country collection to build up the page.  


  1. Beautiful page Clare. The house is lovely with lots of character, great place for youngsters to grow up too. Like you I love G45 pads and papers. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. I love this house it is beautiful would make great setting for a romantic novel don't you think?

  3. What a lovely house, such good layouts.
    Did you get my emails?

  4. Very beautiful layout, C! I love how the fussy cutting in layers adds such dimension. And what great family stories! To be treasured, for sure. Thanks for sharing them with us all. Hugs from across the pond, my friend! Ruth Ann xo

  5. Charming layout Clare! The colours and papers are just perfect choices!

  6. Oh my Clare I am loving this the beautiful photograph but the papers are stunning with the fabulous layout!

    Linda xxx

  7. wow gorgeous layout and so beautiful designed Clare.

    gr karin

  8. That is such a beautiful layout, Clare. I'm sure your family has some very interesting stories! I had no idea the children and families were away quite that long in the country during all the WWII bombings.

  9. Morning Clare, Truly stunning !! the farmhouse piccie is really beautiful, I love Shropshire it is my favourite county and I would live there if I could haha. Your layout is truly stunning and the French Country collection perfectly complements the piccie, also the bit of history behind the piccie is fascinating, I love hearing of 'bygone times', and I commend you for scrapbooking your memories, I will start 'one day' haha.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  10. Beautiful layout, but I totally love the house. Love old homes and this is how I picture all of them looking in the UK.


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