Old photographs: Monkton Farleigh

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Monkton Farleigh, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire
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Rose Cottage, Monkton FarleighRose Cottage, a house near the church, seen in a photograph on a postcard that was published by the Phoebus photographic studio in Bradford on Avon.

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Farleigh WickThe Bath Road at Farleigh Wick, looking towards Bradford, was much narrower in the early 20th century than it is now. The Fox & Hounds public house is on the right.  The bus, probably the one that connected Bradford with the Bath tram at Bathford, may have been inserted to add interest to the picture.

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K Company cycle corpsBradford on Avon’s K Company cyclists of the Wiltshire Volunteers, photographed in 1901 with their Captain, Erlysman Pinckney (seated in the centre). Pinckney lived at Duckmead House and owned a lot of land in Monkton Farleigh.

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fête, Monkton Farleigh ManorProbably in the 1980s or 1990s, a fête in the grounds of Monkton Farleigh Manor House, with the fountain in the foreground and a view along the Avenue towards the Vale of Pewsey in the background.

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Farleigh Wick Football Club, Monkton FarleighA group photograph of Farleigh Wick Football Club for the 1921-1922 season. The team was based in the hamlet on the Bradford to Bath road and probably associated with the Fox & Hounds pub there.

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point-to-point horse race, Monkton Farleighpoint-to-point horse race, Monkton FarleighPoint-to-point horse racing at Monkton Farleigh

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