Posts Tagged ‘1941’

Home Guard in 1941

January 4, 2015

In World War II our local Home Guard were able to make use of the Old House as their HQ, We have a number of photos, all carrying the Burgess Brothers, photographer mark, which show members of the Home Guard outside the Old House. This one we have not shown before on the museum blog.

Market Lavington Home Guard in 1941

Market Lavington Home Guard in 1941

We have sixteen men here and the good news is that we have most of the names. Let’s start with the nine men who are standing (from left to right):

F Perry, not known, A Davis, D Perry, L Plank, C Saxton, not known, L Burgess, W Pike. And the seated front row is:

Not known, B Cooper, H Lovejoy, Captain Kimber, W Titt, J Lovejoy, B Gibbs

We are sure there are people out there who can tell us more about these men, willing to defend their homeland in what we now affectionately call Dad’s Army.

Do get in touch if you can tell us anything about any of these chaps.

 

 

Guides on parade

May 16, 2014

Today’s photo is an unashamed request for names.

It shows the local girl guides on parade. The year is 1941

Lavington Girl Guides in 1941

Lavington Girl Guides in 1941

We have no caption and no names but we are confident somebody out there can help.

If that person is you then do get in touch.

The Home Guard

March 31, 2014

Since the TV programme of the name, the 2nd World War home guard often gets called ‘Dad’s Army’. That was not without some reason, for many of the members of our last line of defence were veterans from World War One.

This picture of the Market Lavington platoon was taken outside the Vicarage which is now the nursing home.

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Market Lavington Home Guard outside the Vicarage in 1941

We can see this was a Burgess Brothers photo and it dates from 1941. Sadly, this photo is not well captioned so it is over to you folks to help us out. There are a couple of enlarged sections below.

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