Black and white landscape orientation photograph of Powburn village presented as a postcard. The photo is taken from almost the same position as Powburn (with Motorbike): from the road towards Glanton, looking north towards the railway bridge over the Pow burn. A young man and a boy are sitting in a horse-drawn cart outside Andrew Thompson’s grocers shop (established in 1870): you can just make out the final ‘-PSON’ of the name ‘THOMPSON’. A woman in work dress stands outside the shop, which is today (March 2019) a residential property known as the ‘Old Post Office Cottage’. The Plough Inn public house is on the right-hand side, at the corner of the road T-junction.
The typeset inscription reads: “Powburn.”
Exact date is unknown. However, the reverse of the postcard (no copy is currently available) was postmarked 21 June 1904.
Powburn, Northumberland UK.
Courtesy of, and with permission for use by, May Wilson of Powburn (Powburn Golden Jubilee Cookbook Collection, 2002).
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