These local views have been captured by resident Paul Rayner. To see more of his work, you can visit Devizes Camera Club gallery here.
We would also like to share with you here some older photographs of our social history, showing local scenes of daily living from around the parish in the late1800s and early 1900s.
The Parish Council is indebted to All Saints Church, West Lavington, in whose custody sits the Walter Burt Collection of photographs, from which these images are drawn. There are over 260 pictures now available on CD, which you can buy for £5, proceeds supporting the work of the church. You can obtain a copy by phoning 01380 816963 or emailing here.
West Lavington Cycle Club, outside the Bridge Inn.
Back Row l to r: - 1. Unknown, 2. Harry Hoare,
3. George Davis, (Mrs Rochester’s brother), 4. Unknown,
5. Church, 6. Oram, 7. Unknown, 8. Sam Axford,
Seated : 1. Topp, 2. Cousin of 3, A. T. Holliday,
4. Mr Long (Headmaster of Dauntsey), 5. unknown,
6. Joey Scribbans, 7, Jimmy Still, 8. Bill Chapman.
Front 2 Arthur Sealey.
All the bicycles had 28” wheels
Yes, you guessed - image to come!
Haymaking with the Lushes at Highlands Farm, around the turn of the twentieth century. Farmer Edward George Lush was the brother of Doctors John and Harry Lush.Bert Lush. Mrs Kate Doel. Harry Bailey. Mr and Mrs Harry Baker. a Bailey. Harry Mead. Maggie Fennel, nee Baker. Sitting on the horses are a Brown, Ern Baker and “Bonzo Emmett”. On the rick is Lorey Blake (Chimney Sweep) and George Plank. Note the Ox drawing the wagon on the right, and the refreshments on the left.