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I'm guessing this is from the 1920s but really don't know. Netherwood was a guest house, and apparently the last residence of occultist Aleister Crowley.
"Johnny had owned and run, with her husband Vernon, a large, gabled Victorian guest house named Netherwood. The property stood in its extensive 4-acre grounds, wherein were outbuildings, a lawn tennis court, a large garden, shrubbery and many trees, on The Ridge, a road running across the flank of the upland area behind Hastings, about 500 feet above sea level. Netherwood's situation afforded extensive views of the town, its Norman castle, Beachy Head and the sea, which were doubtless part of its albeit wind-blown attraction to visitors. " http://www.21stcenturyradio.com/articles/03/1001231.html
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Artist: Brian Gerald
Publisher: Valentine & Sons
I am going to begin to include some excerpts from travel guides contemporary to most of the postcards I post (i.e. 1890s-1920). I'll include the full title, author, and date of publication the first time for each book, and only the author each time after that. If no author is listed, I'll refer to the guide's publisher. Most of these are going to be available through Google Books. So....
From: Shearer's Guide to Stirling, Callandar, Dunblane, the Trossachs, and Loch Latrine. 1907
"This large and elegant hotel occupies the site of a farmhouse, which supplied the wants of the tourists half a century ago. The hotel was erected in 1849 by Lord Willoughby d'Eresby, but has been repeatedly extended. The hotel is one of the best in the country, and is also a good starting-place for exploring the Trossachs and mountains around the country of Rob Roy, the Lady of the Lake, and making excursions to the various places of interest in the district."