Market Lavington Museum

Mr Pinchen’s Potato Clamp

We have looked at this image before on this blog, but we are always pleased to add extra information.


Two years ago (click here) we didn’t know the family but we now gather they were the Pinchen family. Mr Pinchen is resting his hand on his spade as he surveys his potato clamp. This looks like a long, low thatched structure and almost looks as though it is a part of the thatched cottage. It is Mrs Pinchen who seems to be working

Behind Mr Pinchen, in the trees, we can see the former Vicarage which is now part of the nursing home.

This particular image has travelled, for it came to Peggy Gye from India. It is said to date from 1914.