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Collection

Breamish Valley Photographic Collection

Category

Places

Description

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.”

Date

Exact date is unknown. However, the reverse of the postcard (no copy is currently available) was postmarked 21 June 1904.

Location

Powburn, Northumberland UK.

Photographer/maker

Unknown.

Acknowledgements

Courtesy of, and with permission for use by, May Wilson of Powburn (Powburn Golden Jubilee Cookbook Collection, 2002).

Copyright

Fair Dealing.

Reference Number

BVPC0098

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