Posts Tagged ‘men’

A dinner treat for the Congregational men

November 11, 2015

Here we have a photo of a group of men from the Congregational Church sitting down to a meal together.

Diner treat for Congregational men in about 1965-70

Dinner treat for Congregational men in about 1965-70

We think the photo dates to between 1963 and 1972 and we believe that the location is The Manse.

The men were clearly being looked after by four waitresses.

It looks as though the photo was taken just before the chaps started tucking in to their starters. It looks as though they had a choice – typical of the period – of grapefruit or prawn cocktail.

We know who some of the men are and we’ll start with the chap nearest us on the left and work round clockwise.

Harry Hobbs
Not Known
Bill Askey
Not Known
Dave Burt
Pastor Bertram Powner
Dickie Burt
V Sainsbury
Not Known
Not Known
Not Known
Not Known

We do not have any names for the women.

Do let us know if you can name any of the people or can tell us the occasion.

Lord Warrington and a pal

April 28, 2014

Lord Warrington of Clyffe – the first and last man to hold this title, was a high court judge – Thomas Rolls Warrington – elevated to the peerage on his retirement in 1926.

He had been a judge since 1904 and had purchased Clyffe Hall in Market Lavington as a country residence before the 1911 census. He and his wife Emma (they married in 1883) remained childless which meant his hereditary title was extinguished on his death in 1937.

We actually have very little information about their life and times in Market Lavington and just a few photos have come our way. This one, we believe, was taken in the grounds of Clyffe Hall.


Our Lord Warrington is the man on the right. We do not know who stands on the left and the name of Lord Warrington’s dog has not been passed to us.

We are amused by the fact that the two men appear to be in perfect uniform. They both wear homburg hats which were very fashionable in the 1930s, but their clothing is all but identical right down to the shoes, not to mention the neatly furled umbrellas. There is a difference of tone in the suits and for all we know they were quite different in colour.

At the museum we like this photo of two men, probably both somewhat aristocratic, but we’d like to know who the man on the left was.