Saturday, April 12, 2008

Headbourne Worthy 1934 - 1938

The Bragg's Farm at Headbourne Worthy. Click here for more photos of the house and Headbourne Worthy

In 1934, Patrick was taken on as a pupil by Percy Bragg, who farmed at Headbourne Worthy outside Winchester. He spent a marvellous four years there training and learning to shoot. Dickie Blyth was a pupil on the farm at the same time as Patrick, and remained a life-long friend.

Percy Bragg was married to Mary, who looked after the two pupils. Mary had been born at Tufton Manor outside Whitchurch and is buried at Litchfield.

Percy was a good shot and taught Patrick to shoot. Percy and Patrick can be seen in this photograph of a shooting party of 1935.

In 1939, having completed his pupillage, Patrick was recommended to Carey Druce as the manager of the Litchfield Estate and moved there.

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