An early High Street Postcard

Today we have quite an early postcard showing the main street through Market Lavington. The picture dates from the very earliest part of the twentieth century.

Market Lavington High Street and into Church Street - early 20th century

Market Lavington High Street and into Church Street – early 20th century

On the immediate left we have what was then and still is the butchers. Back then it would have been Mr Eldin who owned the business. It could be him standing in the doorway.

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Is that Mr Eldin standing in the butcher’s doorway?

Just behind the butchers we have the carriage arch that once fronted what we now call Woodland Yard.

Beyond that entrance we can see the Kings Arms and then down onto Church Street.

The Kings Arms and on into Church Street

The Kings Arms and on into Church Street

The building at the far end of this picture was another butcher. Back then Mr Godfrey had it but Mr Pike took over fairly soon after.

On the right hand side of the whole picture we have what is now the Co-op.

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This is where the Co-op shop is now

Of course we can’t identify any of the people in the photo.

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