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Posted: 29 September 2006 08:22 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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http://www.pastcaring.com/misc/aldbourne-painting-edit.jpg
The original is much better than my poor photo image.
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Posted: 29 September 2006 09:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Wow, is that the Swindon road?? Yeah, really intresting smile
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Posted: 06 December 2006 11:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Thanks to my father Walter John Brown I have now a better copy of the painting and a higher resolution version can be seen HERE

The artist is D.M. Pimm and the painting dated 1929.
http://www.pastcaring.com/misc/d-m-pimm-aldbourne.jpg
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Posted: 28 February 2007 07:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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My Dad sent me this Postcard today - taken around 1936. The Triumph Eight in the forground was my grandfather Clifford Brown's second car. Seems there was quite a difference between 1929 and 1936 in the village - or is the artist D.M.Pimm just using artistic licence?
http://www.pastcaring.com/misc/west-st-aldbourne.jpg
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Posted: 01 March 2007 06:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Really interesting picture! Actually, doesn't look to be too much difference between the 2, given the sightly different points of view, apart from the telegraph poles and pavements. Does anyone know what the large, chapel-like building is on the left of the photo?
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Posted: 01 March 2007 10:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Funnily enough it's a chapel! West Street Chapel it was known as, demolished in the late 80's (I think - we were living in the village from 1978 and it was there for a few years after that). I think that it was a Wesleyan Chapel, as opposed to the Methodist one in Lottage Road. There are two cottages in a mews situation there now, called - yes - you've guessed it, Chapel Cottages!

I agree, great picture and photograph and not really too different, other than aspect and the softer lines of the painting.
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Posted: 02 March 2007 08:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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On further research, I find I was wrong, the chapel in West Street was the Primitive Methodist Chapel, built in 1840. The Wesleyan Chapel was the one in Lottage Road, built in 1844 (now the Methodist Church Centre, rebuilt in 1968) and there was a Baptist Chapel in Back Lane (demolished in 1913), whose small graveyard can still be seen in the garden of the cottage built in the chapel's place.
As far as I can remember, the demolition of the chapel in the picture above in West Street (which is given on the Wiltshire Community History site as 1982) took place just before the refurbishing and extension of the Methodist Church Centre in Lottage.
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Posted: 04 March 2007 09:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Fantastic. I just love old photos of familiar areas. Would love to see more.
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Posted: 06 March 2007 05:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Sharpblue -
Fantastic. I just love old photos of familiar areas. Would love to see more.

OK Sharpview - here is another, courtesy of an Ebay win this time!
http://www.pastcaring.com/postcards/aldbourne/images/aldbourne-west-st-02.jpg
A little further up West Street before the road was made up and the electric poles provided. I like the old motorcycle outside Couch's hardware and petrol (my Dad's info.). I knew it as Mr. Lunn's and was just tall enough to look at the Dinky toys in the window.
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Posted: 06 March 2007 10:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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Fabulous pictures.. keep them coming!

Is anyone from Aldbourne bidding on this postcard of The Butts...?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140092235513&fromMakeTrack=true
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Posted: 08 March 2007 09:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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Love this! Is it available for purchase?
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Posted: 11 March 2007 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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Gwen Dever -
Love this! Is it available for purchase?

Hi Gwen,
I'm not quite sure what you mean. If you are referring to the pictures I have posted above then you are welcome to download them and get prints if you like. If you were intending to publish them or reproduce them on another Website all I would request is that you acknowledge where you found them.

Old postcards are a wonderful resource for viewing people and places in times gone bye. Many of the pictures are of sufficient quality to allow you to scan and zoom right in and see all sorts of little details hardly visible while looking at the original card. I understand that old postcards and photographs go out of copyright after 70 years so are ideal for publishing on history Websites.

My interest started while creating a website for Oswestry History and then when I began organizing my grandmother’s family history I collected Burnham-on-Crouch postcards. That was where the Veitch family lived before they all moved to Aldbourne around 1912.

Generally I have found Aldbourne postcards to fetch relatively high prices so have been limited in my collecting. Aldbourne was the most important place for my family history throughout the 1st half of the 20thC and when I have sufficient cards I would like to dedicate web pages to Aldbourne like the ones above. I am very keen to make these old images freely available on the Internet.

Regards - Paul
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Posted: 29 July 2007 01:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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Here is another Aldbourne water colour by D.M.Pimm. It belongs to my Uncle (Buster). We think that D.M.Pimm was a family friend in the 1920's but would appreciate any more information about him (or her !) and if anyone else has other pictures of Aldbourne.

Paul

http://www.pastcaring.com/aldbourne/d-m-pimm-02.jpg
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