Market Lavington Museum

A coach trip to Weymouth in 1926


Back in the 1920s, Market Lavington had its own motorbus and coach firm, which was owned and run by Mr Sayer. We have already featured some of Mr Sayer’s adverts on this blog.

In Salisbury, a photographer came up with a good ruse. He could take a photo of a charabanc party on the outward journey and have prints ready to sell to the people on their return. Today’s photo is one such picture.

Coach trip from Market Lavington to Weymouth at Salisbury in 1926. The photo is now at Market Lavington Museum

 The person who donated this photo to Market Lavington Museum was able to name all of the people on the charabanc, and to tell us that this was a 14-seater Crossley coach.

The original notes which tell us who was on the coach trip

Numbered faces are named below

  1. Harry Hobbs
  2. Harry Jordan
  3. Ernest Hopkins
  4. Betty Pike
  5. Mrs Godden
  6. Daisy Hopkins
  7. is Emily Hopkins
  8. is Sam Hopkins
  9. Betty Jordan
  10. Mrs Jordan
  11. Alfie Alexander
  12. Mr Jordan
  13. Mrs Shepherd
  14. Grandfather Hopkins
  15. Lilian Pike

 I’m sure we all hope this group had a lovely day out.