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More work at Easterton Village Hall

August 12, 2015

Following our post about people scrubbing the floor at Easterton Village Hall we were sent this picture from the same occasion.

Here we see ladies filling buckets in the kitchen at the village hall in Easterton.

Cleaners at work at Easterton Village Hall

Cleaners at work at Easterton Village Hall

On the left we have Mrs Snook followed by Peggy Chapman and then Lizzie Smith. The next lady is Mrs Sheppard and finally, on the right it is Gladys Windo.

What a lovely, cheerful scene as these ladies (there were men doing this as well) work to support their village community.


July 27, 2015

Yes, literally scrubbers! That is to say people scrubbing the floor and here they are.

Volunteers scrub the floor at Easterton Village Hall

Volunteers scrub the floor at Easterton Village Hall

The location is the Easterton Village Hall and we assume this was in the 1950s. I’m afraid we are not all that good on people but we reckon Tom Jefferies is on the left in the front row and Gladys Windo is fifth from left in the back row. We rather hope and expect that other names will now be forthcoming.

We note, with interest, that it was clearly the right thing for men doing this work to have the standard collared shirt and tie and a waistcoat. Some had covered up a bit with overalls.

What a lovely picture of the way things were done in the past.


It doesn’t take long to get a list of names. Thanks Jim

Back row L-R,  Alec Chapman, John Dodge, Peggy Chapman, Gladys Moore, Gladys Windo, Mrs Snook, Mrs Sheppard extreme right back row, wife of baker Jim Sheppard.

Front row L-R, Tom Jefferies, Brenda Holmes, Lizzie Smith, Mrs Hale, Mrs Luker, Fred Burgess, Wilf Moore.
Peggy is Alec Chapman’s daughter. Gladys is Wilf Moore’s wife. Brenda Holmes is Lizzie Smith’s niece.



More Unidentified Easterton

October 7, 2012

Today we’ll look at another unidentified Easterton picture. Maybe a reader out there in Blogland can tell us something about this photograph.

Ladies and gentlemen of Easterton, but who, when and why?

It looks to be in Easterton Village Hall and the people appear to be enjoying a glass of sherry.

Can anybody name the people or tell us the occasion?

Easterton Village Hall

September 20, 2012

Easterton was way ahead of Market Lavington when it came to the village hall. The Easterton building dates from the 1950s and it offered much better facilities than the old Parish Room in Market Lavington. Of course, Market Lavington now has its fantastic, twenty first century Community Hall but Easterton’s still does sterling service as well.

Since the hall opened, a photo of the inaugural committee has hung inside. The photo became older, faded and generally rather careworn and it was decided it was time for it to go. We can thank Bob for rescuing it from oblivion. Here is the picture.

Photo of the Easterton Village Hall Committee, at the hall,  in 1955 – mounted and with full information

Let’s enlarge the people and do a little enhancement.

Members of the Easterton Village Hall Committee in 1955

We can be surprised at the size of the committee. It just shows how committed the folks of Easterton were when it came to their hall. The people are all named’

The men in the back row (left to right) are J Dodge, M Dodge and T Jefferies.

In the next to back row we have S Smith, A Chapman, M Wiltshire, J Sheppard and P O Webb.

The second row back has R Adcock, Miss G Windo, F Burgess, E Hale, W S Moore, Mrs I Harmsworth, E T Carver.

The seated ladies are Mrs W Moore, Mrs E Hale, Miss P Chapman, Miss B Holmes, Mrs S Snook, Mrs P Webb, Mrs J Sheppard and Mrs W Luker.

The photo was taken and presented to the committee by Peter Francis.

The photo is headed up with a title and date.

Photograph title

What a delightful addition to the stock of photos at Market Lavington Museum.