As I mentioned previously, my parents, Vin and Beryl Stroud moved into Ferndale, Topsham Road at the end of the 40s. Dad had been in the Royal Navy in the Far East until 1946.
Dad worked for Tate & Lyle in Silvertown, where he was foreman of the Instruments section, commuting every day (a more pleasant trip in those days).
Being a very practical man he installed his own wind turbine to power some massive batteries to run the house lights.
I attach some photos of the place taken betwen 1949 and 1952. I have more to scan of the garden (Mum was a wonderful gardener – shame I only have monochromes).