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The photographs themselves are scanned in sufficient quality to provide an A4 photograph is a quality that is almost indistinguishable from the original

Cavendish, from a 1778 map (423 x 614)
The Cavendish Tennis Club, which used to play in tennis courts behind the Grays (1200 x 808)
'A Little Bit of Old Cavendish. (1602 x 1009)
The level crossing keepers cottage, shown after the railway had closed. (708 x 478)
A distant view of Cavendish from Hullet's Wood to the west of Cavendish. The railway line can be seen ias a long hedge. The meadows were used for grazing. (1200 x 849)
Mrs Balthrop proudly stands outside her shop. She is remembered with some awe as she was rather eccentric and smoked a pip upside-down. Someone seems to have thrown a stone through the bedroom window. The Blacksmiths shop was set back between the two buildings (1738 x 1180)
Belle Vue Villas later became Prentice's butchers shop. Until recently, it was a Post Office. It has kept its jaunty continental flavour with its characteristic balcony (1601 x 1012)
Bill Tharby, Cavendish Signalman who retired after 53 years' service on the railways, standing in front of the level-crossing gates at Cavendish Station (300 x 439)
Blacklands Hall is a mediaeval building with several later rebuildings. It was the seat of the Ruggles Brise family Joseph Stammers Garret bought it from them in 1853. Blacklands Farm was one of the largest in the area. (1635 x 1008)
Blacklands suffered from some rather unrestrained makeovers by Victorian Architects Beneath the mock gothic lies a fascinating mediaeval house that seems to have been a hunting lodge.. (1603 x 955)
This part of the village was known as Chapel street. The little thatched cottage was owned by Mr Hales' aunt and she sold meat from his shop there. In 1972, the road was widened, and the houses in the centre of the photograph ware, sadly, demolished, along with the ancient bridge which was replaced by a culvert (1000 x 706)
British POW's in Germany c1918. Centre front is William Mitson of Cavendish (3455 x 2340)
F W Brown's Tobacconist shop (800 x 480)
The two adjacent hotels in the glory days of the coaching trade: The Bull Hotel and the White Hart (1078 x 667)
This photograph of the Bull inn was taken in 1929. It has changed little since but has lost the elaborate porch on the right of the building. (1344 x 993)
A fine view of the High Street before the First World War. (1000 x 695)
The White Horse pub had a great effect on Cavendish's high street and its loss was sad. This photograph was taken some time before1910, and shows the road still its unmetalled state. (1000 x 643)
The Bull hotel, taken on a fine summers' day in around 1930. Workmen are mending the roof. (1682 x 1129)
The Bull Hotel, when it was a Wards Pub, owned by the famous Foxearth brewery. The White Horse next door had gone by the time this photo was taken (1000 x 616)
Theobald's bus stops in Cavendish outside the old cinema on its way to Clare (1580 x 1010)
Mr Chinnery proudly stands outside his butchers' shop (1616 x 1012)
Byford was a Cavendish carrier who, before the railway came, did the journey to London and back twice a week. He then moved to Glemsford and specialised in Furniture removals. (1023 x 719)
A carter drives his waggon down an otherwise-deserted high street at Cavendish on a clear winters' day in 1903 (800 x 528)
High Street Cavendish, showing Chinnery's Butcher's shop, the Bull Hotel and the cottages. (3132 x 1992)
A view of the church tower, butchers shop and the George hotel on a wet day in the winter of 1904 (1622 x 1035)
The church choir annual outing to Southen in 1912, with the rector Mr Brockwell, Dan Hutchinson, Victor Bullock and Wille Jarvis amongst others (2343 x 1768)
A colourised photo of Cavendish Church around 1910. The bicycle probably belonged to the photographer. (3204 x 2016)
White ducks were reared at the mill and tended to escape to the village pond and the river. (540 x 584)
Cavendish Green, a photo from the 1960s (1406 x 829)
A painting of Cavendish Green, much used for chocolate boxes (1557 x 948)
Cavendish Hall just before WW1. The butler poses splendidly in the portico. Cavendish Hall was built by Thomas Hallifax around 1840 for one of his sons, and a stained glass window bears the family arms. (1602 x 984)
'A Pretty Spot': Cavendish High Street and the pond with ornamental ducks on it. The pond was part of the road, because it was originally used to soak the wagon and coach wheels in summer to assure a tight fit. (1987 x 1253)
The levers of Cavendish's signal box (559 x 804)
The High Street taken from the pond, looking east, around 1905. The White Horse pub seems to be newly-demolished (1800 x 1146)
Cavendish on Charles Verron's map of 1803 (542 x 617)
The Cavendish Players, a keen Amateur Dramatic Society for many years. (1554 x 996)
Cavendish Signal box at night (848 x 647)
The village green, with the school children doing their 'sports'. (3276 x 2004)
The Hyde Park Corner cottages owned by the Savage trust (1019 x 669)
A sketch of Cavendish from around 1810, but showing a scene that shows the church apparently without its clerestory roof and the side of the Grorge Hotel. (658 x 487)
The Church, Cavendish. The church is famous for its role in the Peasants' Revolt when John Cavendish, pursued by a mob, hid his silver in the church tower. (1536 x 969)
A hand-tinted photograph of the interior of the church (1611 x 1021)
Cavendish Church with children posing in their 'sunday best' (1244 x 889)
Cavendish Church path (1198 x 1702)
The view from Yew Tree House towards the old workhouse. Cavendish End was always a separate hamlet, joined to the main village by workhouse street (later called Stour street) (1572 x 936)
The destroyed houses which once had been 'Hyde Park Corner, the morning after the fire. They were subsequently rebuilt. (1000 x 920)
Cavendish Green, viewed from Poole Street, showing the end of the butchers shop, and the thatched barn (2000 x 1168)
A view of Cavendish across the river Stour from The Hullets wood (1000 x 619)
A pre-WW2 colour photograph of Cavendish taken from the top of the church tower. (600 x 336)
The Grammar school existed from 1696 to 1907, and housed boarders as well as dayboys.The top floor contained the dormitories. In 1935, the owners demolished the school side to make space for a Cinema. It was a terrible loss in architectural terms, but the cinema was a great benefit. (1636 x 1020)
A view of Cavendish from the green towards Long Melford. The photograph was taken before the First World War (1000 x 600)
Cavendish Hall (1560 x 966)
Cavendish high Street in the days before the motor car, c 1900, showing the imposing White Horse pub in the distance. (1332 x 807)
A view of Cavendish Manor. For a while this was the village's Reading Room (659 x 942)
The Village milkman (470 x 800)
Paddock Mill, Cavendish, later known as Patrick Mill, and finally Cavendish Mill. By the time this photo was taken, the mill itself had gone, leaving just the mill House. Judging from the car in the distance, this photograph was taken in the late 1930s (1000 x 629)
Cavendish Old post Office, from 1913. It is now a private house. (1635 x 993)
Cavendish's old post office (960 x 720)
A fine Holden 2-4-0 tender engine sets off from Cavendish station in pre-grouping days with a substantial 5-coach train behind it. The cottage went with the job of level-crossing keeper, whose task it was to manage the gates. Amy Saunders was the last level-crossing keeper. (1600 x 984)
A painting of Cavendish by R T Cowen, done in 1940 (2500 x 1620)
Cavendish National School, overlooking the green. Mr Stammers of Cavendish was the builder. 'a spacious room 54ft by 18ft flanked on one side by a class room of 15ft by 14ft. The school Mistresses' house formed the other gable. (1590 x 977)
Cavendish Scool photo 1910 (2707 x 1663)
A digitally-enhanced version of a sketch of Cavendish from around 1810, but showing a scene that shows the church without its clerestory roof or clock; and the side of the Grorge Hotel. Possibly copied from a painting orf c1760 (1000 x 760)
Cavendish Station in the 1950s. The view hardly changed throughout its' life. "I've seen 100 people come off the trains there at holiday time," (F Hale) (1300 x 803)
A view of Cavendish station taken from the signal box "On the ground where the station stands now, there was a farmhouse and house stood. It was called the Great House Farm. Mr. James Hickford held the farm and had a dairy of cows and sold the milk and butter to that part of the village. That farm had land on both sides of the road as far as the brick kiln." (J Braybrooke) (800 x 500)
A goods train passes through the station with a horsebox (1000 x 622)
A young Stan Thompson on a haycart (760 x 545)
Cavendish, A view of the pond, showing the grocers shop. The road was wider than it is now, and the pond was part of the road. (1000 x 539)
The 'Grapevine' on the green; Once the 'Cavendish Tea Rooms' (1504 x 966)
The original Five Bells pub (684 x 1000)
Cavendish Children doing their maypole practice at the Vicarage (1800 x 1151)
A view of Cavendish Church (1200 x 805)
Church Farm, formerly Mott's farm, next to the church. (1654 x 1048)
The splendid interior of Cavendish St Mary's Church (1000 x 639)
The cinema was a popular introduction. The old Grammar school building found a transition to a private resident difficult and the owners finally demolished over half of the frontage and built the cinema. (1463 x 854)
A rare picture of Colts Hall Farm, Cavendish. (1553 x 995)
Condemned Cavendish homes in Hunter's yard (2695 x 1973)
The road out of Cavendish, led out to some allotments and, after a gap, a hamlet once dominated by the parish workhouse and the Firtrees pub and barbers shop (1200 x 734)
The old cottage in Peacocks Road (1572 x 1024)
The cottage on the corner opposite the old bridge where Water Lane joined Lower Road was once a butchers' shop. "On the corner of Water Lane lived my aunt, she used to sell a little meat which we sent down from the shop." (F Hale). It was much photographed by day-trippers on their way from the station to the green, until eventually demolished by crazed planners in a road-widening scheme. On the right is the Congregational chapel built in fine style with financial help from Samuel Garret. (1986 x 1380)
A row of thatched cottages in Cavendish (1000 x 662)
A Bicycle outing to Cavendish on a hot summer's day. (1800 x 1101)
The Cavendish Cricket ground. (1000 x 632)
The cricket team at a date so far unknown. (1200 x 860)
The Cricket team: Date unknown (1200 x 857)
Cavendish Cricket team from 1920 Back row: Oliver Thompson (2nd left), John Nice (3rd left, the village policeman), Bill Rice (far right, scorer). Seated: Tom Ambrose (2nd left), John Hutchinson (3rd right, captain and headmaster of Cavendish School). Regulars in 1920 were Hugh Bullock, Albert Davidson, Edward Wells, Tom Bettinson, Charles Argent, A. Ince and S.H. Pearce. (1200 x 856)
The Cavendish Cricket Team, with Basil Ambrose's father taking centre stage. We would dearly like to know the names of the others on the photograph (1200 x 864)
An Edwardian photograph, showing some young people engaged in the popular sport of cycling. There is little evidence of cars. The road was then quite narrow at this point (1200 x 788)
Dr Ritchie, the local doctor in 1903, at Blacklands (1000 x 723)
Dr Richie proudly poses on a very fine horse outside the stables of his house (1410 x 1104)
Ducks Hall, previously Home Farm, before its 'renovation', when it was two charming cottages. (1914 x 1287)
Ducks hall. This was previously called 'Home farm' and Possibly, this was once Colyngham Hall (1830 x 1176)
This pleasant building, opposite the old workhouse, was once a farm cottage, but was, for some time, the fir Trees pub and barbers' shop. It has since reverted to being a private house (1601 x 967)
A view of the old Five Bells public house, named after the bells of the adjacent church.. The pub was later rebuilt. (1000 x 625)
The Five Bells pub, named after the five bells of the nearby tower of St Mary's Church, was a well-known landmark. This photo was taken just after the felling of one of the huge poplar trees that once graced the front."At the top of the Bells garden, on the Green, stood the Cage and stocks where they put people when they were drunk. At that time the public houses were open all the Sunday morning until two o'clock. When we came out of our church we could always see men rolling up and down streets drunk" (1200 x 811)
The Five Bells pub, before it was rebuilt. (1200 x 812)
The former post office at Cavendish (1472 x 758)
An unusual view of Foxearth Hall taken from the lane opposite (1589 x 1477)
Frank Hales' butchers shop is an ancient building dating from 1500. It was a butchers shop from 1790 to 1986. (1465 x 1047)
The village pond, in an Edwardian photograph. The pond still exists, but in a sadly truncated form. (1618 x 986)
George Dorling listening to the radio at Cavendish Station c1960 (664 x 676)
George Dorling working the blovk instrument. This has been preserved at the Colne Valley Railway (597 x 803)
George Dorling, the stationmaster, seeing the Diesel Railcar off to Clare (1231 x 818)
George Dorling at Cavendish Station holding the token ready to hand to the engine driver. (579 x 814)
George Dorling, the StationMaster on the steps of the signal box. (1000 x 1286)
The George Hotel, On the left was the garage and village petrol pump. It had previously been a butchers shop owned by Mr, Wm. Orbell's. "He did a very large trade there then. There were four or five very big tall poplar trees stood before the house and shop then. He had wood from one tree up to the big one with hooks in and, twice in the week in the season, there would be one, and sometimes two, calves hung out there to be sent to London " (Wm Braybrook) (1300 x 817)
The photographer must have been perilously near to the pond to take this photograph of the George Hotel (1200 x 831)
The Grammar school existed from 1696 to 1907, and housed boarders as well as dayboys. In 1935, the owners demolished the school side to make space for a Cinema. It was a terrible loss in architectural terms, but the cinema was a great benefit. (1000 x 654)
A good shot of the Grammar School before it was unceremoniously chopped in half to make a Cinema, but showing the shop now known as the 'Duck and Grouse' together with Mrs Balthrop's shop and the Reading Room. (1600 x 1160)
The grapevine used at one time to be a school (1200 x 743)
The view of the church tower from the start of workhouse lane, before a road-widening scheme demolished much of what was picturesque in this part of the village. (1640 x 1020)
A pop[ular view of the church from Stour Street (1542 x 1014)
Greetings from Cavendish, with a montage of local sights (1656 x 1042)
Mr F Hale, the butcher in his delivery cart outside the Butchers shop. The lovely old oak cashiers booth from the butchers shop survived until recently when it was destroyed during renovation work (1200 x 783)
Poole Street. The builders' yard of Mr Johnson. (1257 x 837)
High Street Cavendish. A tinted postcard from around 1900 (2048 x 1173)
A delivery van passes the George Hotel. Next to the hotel was Chinnery's Butcher's shop which is closed in this photo (1958 x 1245)
The High Street, showing the Wheelwrights, the old post office, and Weston House (1584 x 981)
A splendid view of the High Street, looking eastwards, showing what was once the Western House Inn, on the Bristol to Norwich run, but then a private school run by the daughter of Samuel Garrett. In the foreground was once a sweet-shop. (1804 x 1146)
The High street on a sunny winters day some time in the 1930s (1584 x 948)
The site of the war memorial (2014 x 1445)
Hyde Park Corner (1548 x 960)
A tinted postcard of Hyde Park Corner and the church, showing the war memorial. (1644 x 981)
A colour photo of Hyde Park corner, probably taken in the fifties (1300 x 820)
The original 'Hyde Park Corner cottages whilst they still retained all their charm. It would seem that there were at least seven dwellings in the row at the time. (1573 x 953)
Hyde Park Corner, the Five Bells pub, butcher's shop and the Church: 1909. (2000 x 1214)
The Hyde Park Corner houses having their first restoration. The roof timbers being used seem surprisingly insubstantial, (1000 x 633)
Jubilee celebrations in Cavendish in 1935, where an old wheeled barrel organ is being played. (1400 x 856)
A postcard from the twenties. Ironic it is to notice that two of the four picturesque views of Cavendish have now been destroyed. (1000 x 628)
The Lower Road, showing on the right the Wheelwrights house, and Western House (formerly the Great Western Coaching Hotel) and on the left the old Forge, and post office. (2002 x 1189)
A view from the end of water lane and the old bridge (1633 x 1039)
The Lower Road, looking east, showing the Chapel with its magnificent lantern. The United Reformed Church was erected in 1858 by Joseph Garrett, who was a dedicated Congregationalist. He was the son of the Miller at Pentlow Mill who went on to create a large number of Malting and farming businesses."In my young days that was very strong, very often it was difficult to get a seat. "(F Hale) (1560 x 934)
The top of the lower road looking toward the west, showing the edge of the Railway Arms pub on one side and builders yard on the other. In the distance is the chapel.. Nowadays, a photographer standing in the same place would be in fear of his life. (1200 x 771)
A detail of the Lower Road, showing Mr Page's builders yard with the long scaffold poles, and the Congregational Chapel in the distance. (745 x 522)
A rare view of the lower road before the road-widening scheme which spoiled a lovely part of the village. One can see that the village ceased at the Railway Arms, and the junction with the Pentlow Lane, beyond which stood the Railway Station (1200 x 720)
The lower road, looking toward the green (1000 x 622)
A rural scene 'somewhere near Cavendish', probably the road to Blacklands (1924 x 1220)
On the road from Water Lane to Blacklands (1000 x 717)
Nether Hall, near the church, is a Tudor building on the site of a much older manor. (800 x 480)
Nether Hall, in its glory days as the headquarters of Cavendish Vineyards. (1460 x 1107)
The new Five Bells Pub, Mercifully, the thatched roof, so characteristic of the old Five Bells, was used for the new building. (1561 x 982)
The new Five Bells Pub, a photograph taken soon after its rebuilding. (1515 x 934)
W J Newman's Confectioner's shop in around 1900. It is now the Village Shop (1672 x 1136)
The earliest surviving photograph of Cavendish shows the post office. (1902 x 1347)
A one time, cameras and photographers were a fascination. Here is the view from the top of the high street toward the lower road. (1200 x 853)
The Old Rectory, Cavendish. This became the Sue Ryder Foundation and is now Devonshire House (1590 x 1021)
The Old Rectory in 1904, when the front lawn was used to play tennis. This became the Sure Ryder Home. (1602 x 1008)
The Old Rectory in 1911. showing the combined tennis and croquet lawn. (1596 x 996)
A view of the Old Rectory from the road, taken around 1912 (1578 x 1032)
The croquet and tennis lawn at the Old Rectory. (1609 x 970)
Croquet on the lawn with Mabel, in the old rectory. It is now part of Devonshire House, formerly the 'Sue Ryder Home'. (2002 x 1527)
OverHall, at the time that it was the rectory (1000 x 634)
The Old Rectory, then the Sue Ryder home on a summers day in the late sixties. (1800 x 1035)
A fairly rewcent photo of the old Rectory when it had become the Sue Ryder home. The boating pond was fed from the river by a pipe. (1600 x 1165)
Boating on the pond at the old rectory, now Devonshire House. (1996 x 1528)
A Lads' outing from the George, Cavendish in the 1930s with many men from Poslingford, Cavendish and Glemsford. (1528 x 968)
Outside the Five Bells Pub (1000 x 664)
Over Hall (1454 x 888)
Paddock Mill enjoyed considerable prosperity for a while. The mill is eighteenth century and was never converted to take roller mills and so its trade petered out into animal feed before it ceased to function in the 1930s. The House survives but the mill itself is long gone. Originally, it was called Paddock Mill, but the name became corrupted to 'Paddy's mill. This became 'Patrick Mill' and more recently 'Cavendish Mill'. (1644 x 1209)
The bridge over the Stour at Paddock Mill (Cavendish Mill). In the distance is the original Bower Hall before its destruction (1000 x 625)
Paddock Mill sluice gates. The photograph seems to date from around 1900 (1000 x 624)
The typical chocolate-box view of the village (1578 x 948)
The view up Peacocks' road on the old road to Wales End (1000 x 632)
Pentlow Bridge was built on the site of several previous bridges in the 1880s. It was built to take the weight of the large ploughing engines which were coming into use at the time and so is extremely substantial. (1648 x 1012)
An interesting early view of the High Street, probably in about 1880, showing the pond, and the entrance to the Old Rectory. The big shop was a grocers shop (run by Mr. Clark, which had once belonged to the Jays "They were woollen manufacturers. Mr. Philip Jay was master when I began to know anything about the place. Mr. Clark's warehouse was called the yarn shop. Thos.Eavens was foreman for him and the women went to him for the wool to spin and brought the yarn back to him when they had done it and weighed it and paid them for it." (J Braybrooke) (1200 x 831)
Pony and Trap 'somewhere near Cavendish' (1200 x 892)
Workhouse Street, later called Stour Street. (1592 x 934)
The Council Houses of Poole Street. A slightly surprising subject for a postcard, but they were substantial, well-built houses with gardens of a wonderful size, sufficient for a family to feed themselves from (1529 x 991)
The old Post Office in the 1930s (1605 x 985)
Belle Vue Villas became Mr Prentice's butchers shop . This picture was taken on a snowy day. The dog affects an indifference to the meat on display. (2037 x 1344)
A train from Clare passes over Stetch Meadow, and approaches the level crossing before the station. (1000 x 610)
The Railway Arms was built on the site of a previous house, as a speculation when the railway was being constructed. Its architecture was urban in anticipation of a building boom that never materialised, though the pub did well with summer trippers who arrived in great numbers up to the Second World War."The house on the right hand side, where the Railway Arms stands, Thomas Skilton lived. He was a big man and gardened a little field. It was called Towne Field. It was by the side of Water Lane and went up to the house that stands by the path that goes up by the fields" (J Braybrooke) (1652 x 1038)
The last passenger train goes over the level crossing into the station (1000 x 628)
The railway line somewhere between Cavendish and Clare (1000 x 658)
This is a house of fabulous quality, once owned by the Cavendish family. the photograph shows it in its time as Cavendish's institute and reading rooms. (1614 x 1026)
Cavendish Manor led an undignified life in the nineteenth century. It is the finest building in Cavendish, but it eventually decayed into cottages until it became a Reading Room and Institute "... where as a young man I used to go. We played draughts, dominoes, billiards, and read papers. there were weekly magazines there, and that was also where the village paper was sold. "(F Hales) (1200 x 782)
An unusual view of the village taken from the edge of the water meadow to the west of the village, opposite Hullets' wood and Ash Grove. The river diverges at this point, a weir feeding the original river to the left, and the rest becoming the Leat for Pentlow Mill (1000 x 817)
The river at Cavendish, with the station in the distance (1563 x 901)
The River Stour, looking from the edge of the station across toward Pentlow Hall (609 x 1000)
Cavendish Schools at the top of the village green (1000 x 608)
A lazy afternoon on the green, showing the original Five Bells Pub with its once-famous Poplar tree. (1625 x 1023)
The lads at Cavendish School drilling with fake guns, probably during World War One (1545 x 933)
The Children of Cavendish 'National' School. (1583 x 988)
The children used the top of the green as a playing field, and here a serious game of cricket is being played (1200 x 761)
A mixed train of Horsebox and passengers pulls out of Clare station (630 x 378)
The Guard's view of Cavendish Station (1580 x 968)
The immaculate platform of the Railway Station, planted with ornamental shrubs. One can just see Pentlow Mill in the distance and Hullets Wood on the horizon (1584 x 964)
Cavendish Station, looking toward Glemsford. The land has now become back-gardens (1582 x 952)
Cavendish End, seen from the gates of Cavendish Hall, showing the Yew Tree House and the old FirTrees Pub. This is a separate hamlet, once called Padsbrook. Yew Tree House, the farmhouse on the left of the picture was previously Kings Farm, (1572 x 966)
The river, probably the stretch between Pentlow Mill and Cavendish(paddock) mill, with Paddock Mill in the distance (1000 x 733)
Stour Street, looking towards Cavendish Hall. (1635 x 1020)
A close-up of cottages in Stour Street (1000 x 663)
The View from Stour Street past the old workhouse (1000 x 614)
A thatcher attends to the roof of the cottage next to the George Hotel. A model T ford car is parked proudly outside the George (2264 x 1588)
The Cemetery, Cavendish. A postcard from 1909. Postcards like this were often sent to relatives of the deceased who were unable to attend funerals or memorial services. (1800 x 1136)
The newly-created war memorial. In the distance, a thatcher is at work on a roof. (2048 x 1250)
The Pond, and the entrance to the old rectory. The pond was on the earliest maps, and was designed so that the wheels of wagons could be soaked in summer to keep the spokes firm. (1559 x 1008)
A tinted photograph showing the Railway Station and Pentlow Bridge taken from the meadow in front of the mill. It shows a well-worn path used by mill-workers. (1562 x 1028)
Cavendish from the green, showing the memorial and Cinema. There are scattered bikes on the green (1369 x 841)
The Bull Hotel and, in the distance, a gap representing part of the site of the White Horse Inn (960 x 720)
The church tower and gate in around 1920, (1282 x 1800)
A view of Cavendish Church, Hyde Park Corner and the original Five Bells pub. (1301 x 759)
The five Bells pub was almost completely rebuilt. This photograph shows the original. Fortunately, the replacement was well-designed and thatched so as to fit in with the surroundings. (1171 x 630)
A tinted postcard of the floodwalk over Pentlow Lane (1278 x 990)
The George Hotel, showing some elm trunks on their way to the sawmills. On the left is the butchers' shop (1443 x 879)
The 'grapevine' showing the path across the green to the butchers' shop. (1603 x 1001)
The green, in a view showing 'Hyde Park corner' and the church. The sheep were once a characteristic part of the scene (1469 x 909)
Cavendish Church viewed across the green some time between the Wars (1000 x 628)
The most popular view of Cavendish, used on gernerations of chocolate boxes. (2048 x 1140)
The Greys.. In the distance is the beautiful thatched barn that then belonged to butchers' shop It was subsequently demolished to make way for housing despite the frequency of flooding in the area by the river (1000 x 609)
The high street, looking eastwards towards Long Melford (1000 x 642)
The Manse, before being surrounded by housing developments, with open countryside in the distance (1648 x 1038)
An interesting view of the high street showing the grant twin entrances to the Old Rectory, marked on the old maps. The two driveways were necessitated by the difficulty of turning a horse and carriage.. The pond, now sadly shrunken, lay between the two gates. It was once fed by an open stream that ran across the road a this point, long since diverted into a culvert (1000 x 605)
The High Street, showing no signs of traffic, and a road that was not yet tarmac. (1200 x 816)
The famous pond. An old photo from around 1900 taken from the side of the road towards Melford (1612 x 1006)
Overhall, built on the site of the old hall, when the house was The Rectory at Cavendish (1586 x 994)
A tinted photograph of the Stour taken from Hullets Wood, and showing the railway reack in the distance deliniated by a neat hedge (1300 x 763)
A view from the west of the chapel towards the green (1000 x 626)
A fine terrace with unusual bay windows, built by Samuel Garrett as homes for his staff at the Maltings. It consists of five homes. (1605 x 918)
A photo of the pond looking towards Long Melford down the High Street (1608 x 1038)
A photo of the White Hart, next to the Bull. Tha man standing outside the Limes was a dwarf, giving a rather false perspective. (1800 x 1455)
A cottage, now long gone, which was to the side of the butchers shop. This was once a popular view of the village. (1584 x 961)
The Marks Tey-Cambridge train in 1951 hauled by a Holden E4 Intermediate, heading towards Clare alongside Stour Street. (1000 x 499)
The train from Cavendish on its way to Clare about to cross over the river (600 x 436)
The Tudor Tea Rooms on the green, befor it became 'The Grapevine' restaurant. (1636 x 1036)
Cavendish, showing Underwood's shop and in the distance, the row of cottages built for the workers at the maltings by Samuel Garrett. (1800 x 1227)
The unveiling of the Cavendish War Memorial in September 1920 (1430 x 964)
A popular view of the green, showing Stour Street in the distance (1000 x 622)
The newly-built war memorial stands on the green (1000 x 617)
An interesting photo of Cavendish High Street, with the old bridge over the stream. Note that the road is 'soft', but electricity has come to the village (1000 x 652)
This photograph of Mr F W Brown's shop dates from 1925, and was one of 25 shops that existed in Cavendish at the time. The house still exists in the high street opposite the post office (1200 x 847)
The original Parish Workhouse. It has now been demolished. When the poor Laws were enacted, the parishes relinquished responsibility for looking after the poor and needy and they were sent to the union workhouse in Sudbury. The Workhouse was sold and became private houses (1580 x 971)