Posts Tagged ‘Davidge’

Mary Davidge and Louisa Hibberd

October 18, 2015

We don’t need a reason for showing this charming photo of a couple of ladies enjoying the sunshine. But the photo was taken at 21 Spin Hill in Market Lavington despite the somewhat seaside look of deck chairs and a smallish spade. And Mary was a Market Lavington lady. Both ladies seem to have borrowed hats from the men.

Mary Davidge and Louisa Hibberd in Market Lavington - possibly 1920s

Mary Davidge and Louisa Hibberd in Market Lavington – possibly 1920s

Mary Davidge was a Hibberd by her West Lavington birth but she married Edward Davidge in 1888 and at some point he got a job at the brickworks and the Davidge family moved into one of the Brickworks Cottages at Broadway.

Louisa Hibberd may have been a sister of Mary’s or possibly a sister in law. We really haven’t located who she was.

Neither do we have a date for the picture but we’d guess at 1920s.

Any further information would be gratefully received.

Alf Davidge

May 2, 2014

Alf or Alfie or Alfred Davidge was Market Lavington born and bred. He was born in 1894 to parents Edwin and Mary Jane. Mary Jane was a local girl. Edwin had come to Market Lavington to work at the brickworks. Edwin and Mary Jane lived at Broadway with a family that increased in size quite rapidly. In 1891 they had two children and by 1911 they had had ten offspring of which eight were still alive with six living at home.

Amongst them was Alfred, aged 16 who worked as a shop assistant.

Alfred’s sister took our photo and captioned the back of it.

A photo of Alf (Davidge) taken in 1921 at Clyffe Hall

A photo of Alf (Davidge) taken in 1921 at Clyffe Hall

Now there’s a model for captions. It has who, where and when although if you want to quibble then she should have added the surname. Evidently Alf’s sister was employed at Clyffe Hall by the Warringtons.

And here is the photo.

A very debonair looking Alf Davidge of Market Lavington

A very debonair looking Alf Davidge of Market Lavington

Alf is looking very debonair. In fact he would have fitted in well with the picture of Lord Warrington we showed just a few days ago.

We believe Alfred was still living with his parents when the 1926 electoral roll was drawn up and then we lose touch with him.

His death was recorded in the Devizes district in 1985.

We know there are people out there who can tell us more about Alf. Do get in touch.