The Red Lion

on Monday, 01 February 2010. Posted in Work, Leisure

We take time out to look at what was the start...

The Red Lion

From the architecture we know that the Red Lion was built c1730. The earliest record we have for the Red Lion is a lease dated 1739, when a Henry Fripp occupied the property. The property is clearly marked on the 1764 map of the Lacock estate with its accompanying survey.

Royal Wedding School Photo 1981

on Thursday, 23 April 2015. Posted in Work

Royal Wedding 81

The Wharf

on Thursday, 23 April 2015. Posted in Work

Hay Stack

William Tayler's Ledgers

on Thursday, 23 April 2015. Posted in Work

Daily takings

William James Tayler and his son William Henry Taylor were coal merchants in Lacock, and inluded on their customer lists were many local family names, such as the Doel family and Miss Matilda Talbot. The lists span from 1940 to 1945.

 

1940 Daily Takings

"Daily takings - 1940"

William Tayler's Debtors Lists

on Thursday, 23 April 2015. Posted in Work

Debtors

March 1945 Debtors

Tayler's coal merchant

on Thursday, 11 June 2015. Posted in Work

Taylers lorry c1920s

Taylers coal Merchant Lorry c.1920s

Picture donated by John Tayler

H.J.Knee Furnishers

on Thursday, 11 June 2015. Posted in Shop Receipts, Work

1921 receipt

Receipt from HJKnee furnishers 1921

The Boys of Lacock School

on Thursday, 20 August 2015. Posted in Work

Boys of Lacock School c.1930

The boys of Lacock School - names unknown. c.1930.

Image courtesy of the Wilson Photographic collection - Chippenham Museum 

Stone mason

on Thursday, 20 August 2015. Posted in Work

George Gerrish working on the restoration of Maud Heath Monument Bremill 1936

George Gerrish working on the restoration of the Maud Heath Monument, Bremhill, in 1936.  The monument itself was erected in 1838, and at its summit carries a statue of the 15th Century landowner Maud Heath. Maud comissioned the laying of a causeway between Wick, (Bremhill), and Chippenham. This route is allegedly one she took herself regularly, to sell her eggs at Chippenham market. Upon her death in 1474, Maud left a sum of money and instructions to a local trust to lay the path, in order to make the journey to market easier for residents of the nearby villages.

Image courtesy of the Wilson Photographic collection - Chippenham Museum.

 

 

The Girls of Lacock School

on Thursday, 20 August 2015. Posted in Work

Girls of Lacock School.c.1930

The girls of Lacock School, c.1930's.

Image courtesy of the Wilson Photographic collection - Chippenham Museum.

 

 

Carpenters

on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Posted in People , Work

c.1900

Joseph Vines right middle.  Group of carpenters from Lacock unknown location. c1900

Group of carpenters, Joseph Vines right middle. Location unknown.

Image courtesy of the Wilson Photographic collection - Chippenham Museum

 

Policemen

on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Posted in People , Work

PC Northover second from left on back row. Group of cadets at Devizes Police College. c.1920-30s

PC Northover (second from left on back row). Group of cadets at Devizes Police College. c.1920-30s.

Notton Elementary School

on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Posted in Work

School Photograph. c.1920s. James Wilde headmaster right middle Rev. E.Moberly left middle Mr Flower sixth from right on the front row

School photo from Notton Elementary School, c.1920's.
James Wild, Headmaster (right middle), Rev. E.Moberly (left middle),
Mr. Flower sixth from right on the front row. The school was originally built in 1864 for 230 mixed children. Miss A. W. Liscombe was the Infants' Mistress.

Image courtesy of the Wilson Photographic collection - Chippenham Museum.

 

 

The Staff of Lackham House

on Thursday, 27 August 2015. Posted in People , Work

c.1900

Staff of Lackham House c.1900

Image courtesy of the Wilson Photographic collection - Chippenham Museum

Newspaper cutting about NT Restaurants

on Thursday, 10 September 2015. Posted in Work

Newspaper cutting about NT restaurants

Picture courtesy of George & Lorna Hardy

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