"High Beach"
Some Western Australian History & Some Family History & Some More

Shaftesbury (Shaston)

Angel Lane Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury, Angel Lane 45516

Unposted postcard produced by Photocrom Co Ltd of London and Tunbridge Wells

Postcard of St James Parish in Shftesbury, Dorset.
7838 St James' Parish Shaftesbury - Judges' Ltd

An unused and undated postcard produced by Judges Ltd Hastings. The village of St James at the bottom of the hill is said to be the oldest part of Shaftesbury.

Gold Hill
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury SHA 101

Unposted postcard produced by Jarrold & Sons, Ltd. Norwich England. No collection of images of Shaftesbury would be complete without one of Gold Hill.

Shaftesbury from 700 feet
Shaftesbury. 700 Feet above sea level.

Unposted postcard produced by E Williamson & Co., Trowbridge.

Coombe House, Shaftesbury
Coombe House, Shaftesbury

Postcard produced by R Wilkinson & Co of Trowbidge and printed in Germany. This postcard was postmarked Woking 8 May 1915 and addressed to Mrs Law, Laurel Cottage, Hartgrove Hill, Shaftesbury and referring to these terrible times (ie the Great War, now known as World War I).

Mrs Law was probably Eliza Law nee Tuffin. Eliza Tuffin was born in Sutton Waldron in Dorset in 1853 and she married Ezekiel Law (1849 - 1916) in 1875. They did not have any children.

Coombe House is now part of St Mary’s School, a Roman Catholic School for girls.

Genealogical Note: Some of John's ancestors (particularly the surnames Buckland and Swyer) came from Shaftesbury.