We have recently gained a number of postcards of Easterton and this one has excited some interest. The scene is clear. The main focus of the photo is the shop – the one near the bottom of Easterton’s White Street and more or less opposite the Royal Oak pub.
The shop is made clear with a zoom in.
An advert for Brooke Bond tea is clearly visible and, possibly, a poster for a garden fete. The end building advertises Empire lamp oil.
But what generates interest is the factory style chimney beyond the shop.
As yet the purpose of this is unproven. Suggestions are that it could be a bakery or maybe a forge.
We’ll let you know when we discover its purpose.
This was a sent postcard. So let’s look at the back.
The recipient was Bessie Gye who became Bessie Francis. The senders were members of the Burnett family – well known in Easterton and previously shop keepers there. Bert and Elsie lived on High Street, Easterton. The date of sending appears to be 1938 but the postmark is not good.
Do help us sort out that chimney, if you can. Thanks.