Easterton schoolboys in about 1906

This photo has recently come to light and been given to Market Lavington Museum. It shows boys at Easterton village school in about 1906

Easterton schoolboys in Market Lavington Museum - a photo at Market Lavington Museum

Not only has the picture come to light, it is well captioned with only one child on it with no name given although some only have a surname.

In the back row, from left to right the boys are Jack Shepperd, George Kyte, Reg Burnett, W Cook, Ben Price, Walter Stephens, Arthur Cooksey and  _ Maynard.

In the middle row the boys are J Kyte, Will Clelford, Will Carter, Fred Burnett, Jim Nules, Fred Cook and Charlie Burnett. The teacher is Ethel Redstone.

The front row has _ Kyle, _ Hussey, _ Coleman, Walt Pinchen, Frank Clelford, Ern Sainsbury unknown and John Davis.

Charlie Burnett became a wheelwright and worked for Gyes in Market Lavington.

Charlie Burnett who went on to be a highly skilled wheelwright

Like many of the lads, Charlie is wearing flowers. Was this a Mayday custom?

The picture was by Edgar A Wharton and Co of Easterton., Wilts

The photographer's signature

It would be delightful to hear from any descendants of these lads who might be able to tell us more about them.


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4 Responses to “Easterton schoolboys in about 1906”

  1. The Burnett Family of Easterton « Market Lavington Museum Says:

    […] Three of the children feature on a photo of Easterton School students. We had this photo dated at 1906, but in the light of this data, I think we should change that to nearer 1900. You can click here to see this photo. […]

  2. Margaret Copsey Says:

    Arthur Cooksey; was my uncle, they lived at Pond Farm, I sent you photo’s of my grandfather Arthur snr. with his family last year 2010. I have since changed my web site from talktalk to the present one. I think this was my uncle in the photo, but I don’t have one of him at that age, so can’t compare.

  3. Katrina Coleman Says:

    Looking for any Coleman’s from Easterton
    My grandfather was from easterton his name was Ernest james coleman and had younger sisters Ethel , Liza they would have been born around 1898 we are looking for any family connections

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