The Grove in 1937

We have a postcard today which shows the Grove in 1937.

A rural scene in Market Lavington in 1937

A rural scene in Market Lavington in 1937

As the card says, it is a rural scene and clearly a spring time one with lambs in the field. It is very hard to get a precise fix on just where this is, but it does look like Grove Farm with the road up Lavington Hill rising behind it.

Grove Farm and Lavington Hill

Grove Farm and Lavington Hill

An added interest on this card is the message on the back.

This card was sent to Belgium

This card was sent to Belgium

It was sent from Palm House to Lessines, Hainault in Belgium by Gilberte.

Can anybody tell us who lived at Palm House then – and who was Gilberte who definitely seemed keen on Mme J Keymeulon?

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3 Responses to “The Grove in 1937”

  1. John Buckland Says:

    This was taken from the line of chestnut tree’s that are alongside the footpath between Canada woods and the edge of dauntsey school golf course

  2. Phil F . Says:

    Roger.
    I think this picture was taken before 1937. My parents were married in 1932 and moved to grove farm soon after. I don’t think they ever kept sheep as they started milking cows soon after they moved in,but I could be wrong. Perhaps it was an old card or a reprint.

  3. marketlavingtonmuseum Says:

    Aha! The danger of relying on postmarks to date postcard pictures!

    Thanks Phil – and John as well.

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