Does anyone know anything about what Woodhouse Farm at Gt Horkesley near Colchester in Essex was used for? I remember being taken to see my father there during the war. All I can recall is that he was in a hospital style bed and that I was given a mug of tea and a piece of bread with butter and jam, a great treat !!

Woodhouse Farm was almost next door to where we lived so I can only imagine that my father somehow managed to wangle being sent there after some sort of illness. He was serving in the RAF at Wing in Buckinghamshire at the time. I know that the farm was used for convalesence during the first world war as there are photographs of the ward and the nurses there in my late friend David May's book about Gt Horkesley but, apart from my own recollection, I know nothing about its use in the second world war.