White Street – 1980s

As ever with White Street we have to determine which one. Easterton and Market Lavington both have one and West Lavington has another. This one is the Market Lavington White Street.

One of the interesting questions about this photo is, ‘where was it taken from?’

Interesting view of White Street, Market Lavington in the 1980s

Interesting view of White Street, Market Lavington in the 1980s

It is a high vantage point and immediately, on the right, we have ‘The Loose Box’ which was Tom and Peggy Gye’s last home. Was this taken from the large beech tree which occupied the front of Beech House? If so, perhaps it was taken as that tree was dismantled bit by bit.

On the right side of White Street, between the white fronted buildings and the low level structure there is the entrance to Gye’s Yard. Later, that single storey building became Pat Wilshin’s ‘Lavington Services’ shop – still much missed in the village.

This shed became the Lavington Services shop

This shed became the Lavington Services shop

Above that area and near the cedar tree is the Old House, set back on Parsonage Lane.

The Old House on Parsonage Lane

The Old House on Parsonage Lane

The Market Lavington Museum building is central in this image

The Market Lavington Museum building is central in this image

The museum building was visible from here – we see the gable end in the centre of this image with the tall (and now removed) chimney. And further to the left is the church which looks as though it might have been having roof repairs to the chancel end.

St Mary's Church and chimneys

St Mary’s Church and chimneys

What a wonderful myriad collection of chimney pots!

 

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One Response to “White Street – 1980s”

  1. Norman merritt Says:

    The row of houses from pats workshop back towards. The high st
    One of them was used for lavington school dinners I remember
    Having dinner in there many times we would be marched from the school up to the house for dinner the food would be delivered in
    Large containers
    My favourite was custard and brick you had to go carefull breaking
    Up the brick with your spoon as it had a tendency to fly off across
    The room a bit like playing tiddlywinks with your pudding
    Sadly I can’t remember the exact house

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