Wynne lived in many
houses during her married life, Many of the early ones were little more
than corrugated iron sheds, though she managed to make them comfortable
inside. There are no pictures of the two earliest houses -
Army Quarters, Kildare
Bulford Camp, Salisbury Plain
Click on the arrow for Ysobel's recollection of this house:
Upton Lodge, Upper Hale, near Farnham
Hinton End, Hinton St George, Somerset.
Broughtons, near Newnham on Severn.
It wasn't until 1919 that they were finally able
to retire, and they took a lease on a house in Newnham on Severn, called
Broughtons. Probably for the first time, Wynne was truly happy with the
house and garden - but even this was not destined to last....(take your mouse over the image to see what Broughtons looks like today)
(click here to go to more pictures of Broughtons)
And so the family decided to emigrate to Kenya
in 1924, and for the first and last time in her life, Wynne actually lived
in a house she owned...indeed, a house they had built from scratch. They
called it Kapretwa, and it was built on the slopes of Mount Elgon, in
the Trans Nzoia district in the north of the colony.