I am hoping someone on the forum may live near Stockbridge and could take some modern photos for me. Here is an excerpt from a letter I have written by a RFC pilot stationed there.
17 Feb. 1918
Here I am out in rural England in Hampshire. I am billeted in the fishing cottage of Lord Harewood on the edge of the little village of Longstock about a mile away from Stockbridge. It is a very comfortable house, not very modern, but it does well enough. The beds are especially good and I sleep in one that has two feather ticks. There are seven officers here and we have one orderly who looks after our boots, our mess and rooms. We mess at the Governor Hotel in Stockbridge.
The River Test, which is full of trout, runs a few feet back of the house. We would call it a creek in our country. The fish are protected by some law or order, so the trout show themselves with carelessness that would seem suicidal in fishing season. I saw one near the stone bridge today that would have tempted your Father to break the law.