Posts Tagged ‘ca 1910’

Market Lavington plate

June 27, 2016

 

This is another new item at Market Lavington Museum and a particularly welcome one for it is unlike other items in style and colour.. But in essence, it is a plate.

Market Lavington plate - about 1910

Market Lavington plate – about 1910

This is quite an elegant plate with its pleasing blue rim with perforated patterns in it. In the centre there is a picture taken across the crossroads in the middle of Market Lavington.

The image on the plate looks along High Street, Market Lavington

The image on the plate looks along High Street, Market Lavington

This looks to be based on an Edwardian photograph so we date the plate to around 1910. Sad to say there are no maker’s marks to help identify it.

We guess that Alf Burgess, the photographer, had them made to sell in his High Street shop.

We’d like to thank Kayleigh for donating this item to the museum.

High Street East

February 18, 2016

This photo was one which Don allowed us to copy recently. It shows the far end of High Street in Market Lavington, away from the village centre and looking towards Easterton.

The east end of Market Lavington High Street

The east end of Market Lavington High Street

We are looking down, past the Congregational Church and can note the presence of a thatched roof amongst the houses on the right.

A High Street house with a thatched roof

A High Street house with a thatched roof

The house immediately on the left, with the man outside and roof windows is now number 49.

Number 49 High Street with a man posing for the camera

Number 49 High Street with a man posing for the camera

There is the vaguest chance that somebody might recognise this chap as one of their ancestors.

We believe this photo dates from around 1910 but basically it is a timeless scene. Even the fact that this is a posted card doesn’t help for as often happens, somebody in the past steamed off the stamp taking the postmark with it.

The back of the card

The back of the card

All of the people mentioned in this message are members of the Coleman family and all had lived, or still did live in Market Lavington.