Rowlands Castle and District in old picture postcards

Rowlands Castle and District in old picture postcards

:   Peter Rogers and Paul Marshman
:   Hampshire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-1131-7
:   80
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S9 The Earl was a keen supporter of the arts and his theatre was modelled on an exarnple in London'sWest End. Performances were given three times each year, ranging from serious Shakespearian productions to light-hearted Christmas pantomimes. With the theatre rebuilt, a season of plays are being performed once more, particular recent favourites being the works of Gilbert & Sullivan.

60 The tiny hamlet ofDean Lane End amounts to little more than a terrace of cottages and the few houses pictured here at this minor raad junction. The cottages were built by the owner of the Finchdean Iran Works to house his workers, manyof the cottages still retaining the original decorative iron window frames made in those works. It was here also within this terrace at numbers 2 and 3, that the Iran Master Mr. Cannings established a school primarily for children of his employees. As his business grew, sa did the school, taking in children from neighbouring Idsworth. The school closed in 1874.


61 The fickleness of the Lavant streams which occur at perplexingly uncertain intervals can still create scenes like this at Dean Lane End. Horsedrawn (and Canoe) traffic

could perhaps contend with such conditions ... not so the modern motor vehicles with susceptible electric components!

62 The view is from the small green at the heart af the eammunityafFinehdean, representing what is passibly the earliest phatagraph taken in the village. The raad winding away to the right leads to Wiek Hanger and Chaltan.

63 The blacksmith's shop at Finchdean. Each of the people in the picture are likely to be members of the local Powell family.

64 Finchdean Green aboutl920 showing the farge and rear of the blacksmith's shop. The partly demolished flint wall is all that remains of the Pound where stray animals could be contained until claimed.

6S Finchdean, more hamlet than village, is viewed from a local hillside in the mid-nineteen thirties. The old ironworks and the George Inn can be easily determined while, hidden among the trees, are blacksmiths' and wheelwrights' workshops and the 'binding tree', alocal peculiarity whereby metal wheel fittings etc. could be manufactured and shaped, using patterns secured to the tree itself.

66 Finchdean lronworks, the casting shop. This interior view was recorded after production ceased in 1920. The company carried on trading, however, as suppliers and distributors to the trade.

67 Chalton is alocal village much older than Rowlands Castle and, like Finchdean, has not been allowed to grow unchecked. In this postcard dated 1906, Miss Duffis standing outside the Post Office cum village store. Ta the rear of the shop was a bakery.

68 Chalton Benefit Band. The various styles of dress suggest that it was augmented by military personnel and perhaps members of other local

bands. With village bands at Finchdean, Rowlands Castle, Horndean, Blendworth and nearby Compton, it is probable that these bands were not averse to poaching easily swayed musicians from elsewhere. A pos si ble clue to the date is that it is pre-1914. The military men do not display World War One medal ribbons.

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