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Southcliffe Farm

June 24, 2015
Southcliffe Farm in 1934. It was once the home of the Alexander family.

Southcliffe Farm in 1934. It was once the home of the Alexander family.

This bungalow was the home of the Alexander family. Our photo of it was taken in 1934.

Sitting outside the front door is Geoffrey Alexander. He later emigrated to Australia and still has descendants there.

Getting an accurate fix on the location of this bungalow is quite difficult but we can see former council housing in the background which must be at Townsend.

We don’t think there are any members of this Alexander family left in Market Lavington but we’d be very happy to be told that we are wrong.

 

Fiddington from Lavington Hill

June 10, 2014
The Fiddington Clays area in the 1960s

The Fiddington Clays area in the 1960s

On the face of it, this is a rather uninteresting looking photo but in truth if we enlarge sections we can see that it tells us a great deal.

The style of labelling tells us that this was a Peter Francis photo. We have it dated as 1960s.

Let’s do some of that zooming in.

Houses on the Fiddington Clays estate

Houses on the Fiddington Clays estate

Here we see houses on the Fiddington Clays estate. They are looking fresh and new in this photo.

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This was once Southcliffe Farm

An older bungalow is surrounded by newer houses. Was this the former home of the Alexander family who had Southcliffe Farm?

Houses were still under construction at the time.

Southcliffe houses were still being built

Southcliffe houses were still being built

The Congregational Church and environs

The Congregational Church and environs

Roughly in the centre of this photo we have the 1892 built Congregational Church. We also see Stobbarts Road and Townsend. We also see the Southcliffe barns which now stand rather forlorn.

So yes, there is much to be seen in the photo.