Market Lavington Museum

Easterton schoolboys in about 1906


This photo has recently come to light and been given to Market Lavington Museum. It shows boys at Easterton village school in about 1906

Easterton schoolboys in Market Lavington Museum - a photo at Market Lavington Museum

Not only has the picture come to light, it is well captioned with only one child on it with no name given although some only have a surname.

In the back row, from left to right the boys are Jack Shepperd, George Kyte, Reg Burnett, W Cook, Ben Price, Walter Stephens, Arthur Cooksey and  _ Maynard.

In the middle row the boys are J Kyte, Will Clelford, Will Carter, Fred Burnett, Jim Nules, Fred Cook and Charlie Burnett. The teacher is Ethel Redstone.

The front row has _ Kyle, _ Hussey, _ Coleman, Walt Pinchen, Frank Clelford, Ern Sainsbury unknown and John Davis.

Charlie Burnett became a wheelwright and worked for Gyes in Market Lavington.

Charlie Burnett who went on to be a highly skilled wheelwright

Like many of the lads, Charlie is wearing flowers. Was this a Mayday custom?

The picture was by Edgar A Wharton and Co of Easterton., Wilts

The photographer's signature

It would be delightful to hear from any descendants of these lads who might be able to tell us more about them.