Oak Lane from the air

This aerial photo, recently given to the museum shows the area around Oak Lane in Easterton. It was taken from the air but at a good angle to show buildings.

Oak Lane, Easterton, from the air

Oak Lane, Easterton, from the air

Down at the bottom right we have the pub – the Royal Oak.

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak

This, of course, lines up with the High Street and has Oak Lane at the side.

Further up Oak Lane we get to Kestrels and Sparrows.

Kestrels and Sparrows

Kestrels and Sparrows

Kestrels, on the left was, once, the home of Ben Hayward. We think he named the house for he was a lover of birds and using them for hawking. The white house, Sparrows, was surely named as a kind of joking taunt to Kestrels, It had been the retirement home of James Lye, the gardener and famed fuchsia grower.

The post war development of Hayward’s Place is a turn off Oak Lane.

Hayward's Place

Hayward’s Place

What a lovely photo of this area. The photo dates from the 1990s.

 

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2 Responses to “Oak Lane from the air”

  1. Kristopher Harper Says:

    So lovely to see the ‘Sparrows’James Lye’s retirement home from the air.

  2. Kristopher Harper Says:

    So lovely to see an aerial picture of the ‘Sparrows’, the retirement home of James Lye. Market Lavington’s famous Fuchsia Grower.

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