A photograph taken by Robert Sand of the 55th Fighter Group of Feering Nursery in Essex. Taken from a train travelling from Colchester to London on 8th July 1945. Written on slide casing: 'Feering Nursery, from train, Colchester to London 8/7/45.'
Caption from Sand's file - slide "Flower nursery. Train, Colch. to London".
IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Flering Nursery. Image by Robert Sand, 55th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: ;'Flering Nursery, from train, Colchester to London 8/7/45.'
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