Market Lavington Museum

An Unknown Bus


Unknown bus attended by Andrew Poolman who lived and worked in Market Lavington from about 1914 to 1925

Unknown bus attended by Andrew Poolman who lived and worked in Market Lavington from about 1914 to 1925

This picture has recently arrived at Market Lavington Museum. The man on the left, leaning on the petrol pump is Mr Andrew Poolman. We don’t know much about him, but in 1914 he married Rose Polden who ran a dress making business on Parsonage Lane. The couple lived on White Street and are remembered by one of the village’s oldest inhabitants.

Andrew and Rose had two children born in Market Lavington – Jacob born 1918 and Edna in 1920. A third child, Roland had his birth registered in the Warminster district in 1927. As Andrew and Rose do not appear on the 1926 electoral roll for Market Lavington we guess they moved in about 1925.

We do not recognise the location in the photo or the bus so perhaps it was taken in the Warminster area.

Any ideas, anybody?