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Powburn (with Motorbike)

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 the road towards Glanton, looking north towards the railway bridge over the Pow burn – the stone abutments and pier of the bridge are still standing today (March 2019). On the left, just behind the motorbike, two women are standing outside what was Andrew Thompson’s grocers shop, established in 1870 and specialising in wholesale rabbit and game. The shop is now a residential property known as the ‘Old Post Office Cottage’ (March 2019). The Plough Inn can be seen on the right, at the corner of the T-junction.

Date

Unknown (we have no copy of the reverse of the postcard that may have shown a postmark).

Location

Exact location unknown – but within the Breamish Valley.

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

BVPC0097

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