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St Briavels Castle, Gloucestershire.

An old image of St Briavels Castle

Peter Brown wrote:

"Within the Kegie Collection are a number of early topographical images of the Wye Valley area taken around 1900. ... we are processing this collection for deposit at Gwent Archives and dissemination through a dedicated website in preparation. This remarkable collection of family history records belongs to Helen Kegie in Newport - who is 92 - and who has asked us to preserve and share the vast collection. She was brought up in Chepstow/Tutshill area and then Cinderford, where her father Alfred was the chemist in the 1920s and 30s".

From 1905-1939 the castle was a private residence leased from the crown. The resident was Lady Katherine Campbell, mother of the the Victoria Cross winner John Vaughan Campbell. He was know as the "Tally Ho VC" as he rallied his men on the battlefield with his hunting horn. He was also reported to be the first British Soldier to enter an enemy trench in the First World War.

Note the water in the moat on the right.

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