Market Lavington Museum

Easterton High Street – 1937


We know this photo dates from 1937 for the flags are out for the coronation of King George VI.

Easterton High Street in 1937

Easterton High Street in 1937

On the left we have Easterton’s Jubilee Buildings – a terrace erected in 1897 which was Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Year. The one marked with an X shows the home of the Shepherd family who ran a bakery from there.

The cottage facing up the street has long gone. Pass to the left of it and you’d have been on the sands (Kings) road. Pass to the right and you’d have been on the main road heading towards Urchfont.

At the far end of the right hand row we can see The Homestead and down at this end, with the open windows is the terrace which has been called ‘The Barracks’.

We cannot identify the lone cyclist.

And here’s a similar 21st century view.

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