Where in Wiltshire?

During the lockdown, we have been challenging our online audiences to pinpoint #WhereinWiltshire these old photographs were taken.
Quarantine has given us an opportunity to sort through images in our Library and Archive - resulting in uncovering some fascinating photographs from the last century.

How many locations can you decipher? See below for a list of available bonus points.
Scroll to the bottom for the answers.

Thanks for playing!

 

Bonus points available

August

21) Bonus points for the name of the house. Double bonus points for the town names covered up on the signpost.

20) Bonus points for the decade. Double bonus points for the name of the pub.

19) Bonus points the decade.

18) Bonus points if you know the year. Double bonus points for the name of the pub.

July

17) Bonus points for the name of the Church. Double bonus points if you can recount the famous Wiltshire tale - extra if you can do it in old Wiltshire dialect...

16) Bonus points for every building you can name/recognise. Double bonus points for the best suggestion of what the chaps in the boat were discussing.

15) Bonus points for every building you can name.

14) Bonus points for the name of the church. Double bonus points for the century (and decade if you are confident).

13) Bonus points if you can tell us what the man and the chap on the horse were discussing...

June

12) Bonus points for the decade. Double bonus points for the best dog name and backstory.

11) Bonus points for the name of the church.

10) Bonus points for the decade. Double bonus points for the make or model of any of the cars.

9) Bonus points if you can the inn. Double bonus points if you can narrow down the date.

 

 

 

 

May

8) Bonus points if you can tell us anything about the car. Double bonus if you can remember your first vehicle's make and model.

7) Bonus points for which monarch was being proclaimed.

6) Bonus points for whose visited warranted such grand decoration and why were they visiting

5) Bonus points for what occasion was being celebrated

 

 

 

 

 

April

4) Bonus points for builder of house (part 1) and name of the cottage (part 2)

3) Bonus points for the decade and church name

2) Bonus points for newsagent name and make of the car

1) Bonus points awarded for the name of the street and best dog name

Answers

August

21. Potterne. Porch House. LHS: Devizes (top), Worton and Marston (bottom). RHS: Shrewton (top), Urchfont, Sleight & Nursteed (bottom).

20. Albourne. 1980s. The Crown. More info on the history of this amazing village: https://aldbournearchive.wordpress.com/

19. Avebury. We're not 100% sure, but it is somewhere between 1890-1910.

18.Melksham. 1960. The Bear Inn

July

17. The Crammer, Devizes. St James Church. The Moonraker legend.

16. Bradford on Avon - take your pick.

15. Malmesbury. Take your pick!

14. Marlborough. St Peters

13. Calne

June

12. Mere. (1910s)

11. Box. (St thomas a becket church)

10. Lacock. (1960s. Your guess is better than ours when it comes to cars!)

9. Corsham. (The Pack Horse. 1900s)

May

8.Bradford of Avon. (We have no idea about the car... but are looking into it)

7. Melksham. (Proclamation of George V)

6. Devizes. (The Prince of Wales) (Reviewing The Prince of Wales Own Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry Calvary)

5. Malmesbury. (Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee)

April

4. Roundway Park. (Builder: George Willy) (Swiss Cottage) - this was tricky! The House was altered in the 1700s by architect James Wyatt.

3. Marlborough High Street. (1960s) (St Peters Church)

2. Devizes, corner of Sheep Street. (Ducks newsagent) (We're not entirely sure, but points for either a Ford Prefect or Anglia)

1. Avebury. (Bonus Street: Green Street) (Dog's name: Up to you! We quite liked Sarsen and Roundabout...)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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