Atherstone. Parish fete

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Description:Musical Drill being performed by the infants at Atherstone parish fete on the lawn of a large house in July 1905.

This large Victorian mansion was built in the 1860s by the Sale family. Known as The Orchard, it is still standing on South Street, but is converted to flats (2020)

[Formerly we had this described as - It is believed that this maybe Atherstone Hall, the Bracebridge family home. The Hall was built in 1720 by Abraham Bracebridge, and demolished in 1963, a housing estate built upon its land. [We had our doubtd as this architecture is not 18th century!]


The timeline shows resources around this location over a number of years.

Atherstone.  Crown Yard
Atherstone. Crown Yard

44-48 Crown Yard, Atherstone, which were demolished to build Woolworth. 1900s

Atherstone.  Memorial portraits
Atherstone. Memorial portraits

Framed collection of memorial portraits with inscription "To the memory of our fallen ...

Atherstone.  Town from Silo Tower
Atherstone. Town from Silo Tower

View of Atherstone from Silo Tower. 1960s

Atherstone.  Hat manufacture
Atherstone. Hat manufacture

Workers in Wilson & Stafford Ltd. hat making factory in Atherstone.1970s


Donor ref:PH, 352/14/70, img: 408 (3/412)

Source: Heritage and Culture Warwickshire, Warwickshire County Council

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