The last post included a photo by Erskine Beveridge, and it reminded of my first visit to Vallay in 2000. While on the island I explored the sad ruin of Vallay House. It was built in 1902 for Erskine Beveridge, who spent his summers there until his death in 1920. For more info on Beveridge see Chapter 16 of Book 2. My source for Beveridge's history was an interesting booklet by Hugh Walker: The Story of Erskine Beveridge and St Leonard's Works (1991).
|Vallay House in 2000|
|Main Front Room - Vallay House|