1956 COUNTRY LIFE Magazine ABINGDON Julia Camoys Stonor COIGACH Pyrenean Dog (0213)

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Julia Camoys Stonor COIGACH SCOTLAND Pyrenean Mountain Dog ABINGDON Stonehaven Scotland SNELSON MANOR AND FARM nr LAVENDON by Gilbert Speechley




Original Weekly Magazine

DATED 1956

Approx 40 pages (80 sides).


Frontispiece Cover Photograph: Miss Julia Stonor Daughter of Hon. Sherman and Mrs Stonor of Stonor Park, Oxfordshire; grand-daughter of Lord Camoys - full page (fp) photo by Lenare.

Outer Cover Photograph: Stonehaven Harbour, Kincardineshire (Aberdeenshire); photo by G. Douglas Bolton

Principal Contents and Features on:

Piglet Scratching Itself on a Cartwheel - x1 photo by D. E.Tyler.

A Highland Solitude: Map of Coigach an Isolated Mountain Region NW Corner of Ross-shire - Coigach Shepherd Below Ben More Coigach - Stack Polly - Sgurr Tuath and Sgurr Deas on South Side of Loch Lurgain - Cul Beag and Stack Polly - x pictures and article by Alexander Tewnion.

Pyrenean Mountain Dog Ch. President de Fontenay - Iron Collar Worn by Pyrenean Mountain Dog Against Attacks of Wild Animals - x2 pictures, and article by S. M. Lampson.

The Labour SDaving Garden Part I - x5 pictures, and article by Michael Haworth-Booth.

View of Old Hall, East Bergholt, Suffolk Painted by Constable c1801; Property of Misses M. And K. Gore - x1 picture, and article by Graham REeynolds titled Constable Discovery.

Dairy Show Olympia: Team of Ayrshires Which Won The Bledisloe Trophy incl. that of Mr W. T. Tough - x1 pictures, and article by Anthony Hurd.

The Growth of Abingdon: Long Alley Almshouse - County Hall - Sessions Room in County Hall - Staircase Tower - Painting Recently Revealed on The Stair Case of the Tower - Abbey Building and Water Mill - Elizabethan Theatre Adjoining The Checker - Council Chamber - Stratton House, Bath St - 26a and 28 Ock Street - Garden Front of Twickenham House - x11 pictures, and article by Arthur Oswald.

The Disappearing Owlets - x4 pictures and article by W. Kenneth Richmond.Sleekburnc.

Two Paintings of Game Birds and Wild Fowl by J. C. Harrison - x1 pictures and small article.

Motoring Notes: Rover 105R Car - Berkeley Plastic Sports Car - x3 pictures, and article by J. Eason Gibson.

Stag Beetle Duels - x5 pictures and article by Richard B. Robinson.

Snelson near Olney in Bucks - full page (fp) with ¾ page drawing by Speechley showing the house and other building. This is actually and advert for Shell and BP Farm Service; but gives a description of the manor house and farm nr Lavendon, property of Mr R.N. Sanders.The drawing of the house is by Gilbert Speechley.

Farm Yard Animals in Pottery - x11 pictures and article by Stanley W. Fisher.

Fashion: Flecked Twee Coat by Hardy Amies at Harrods - Tweed Coat in Woven Tones frmo Jenners - Coach Hide Shoulder Bag from Debenham - Umbrella and Silk Cover with Gloves nd Belt from Finnigans - Cashmere Cardigan wit Petals Patern from Pringle - Court Shoes by Hardy Amies at Rayne - Reive - Zip Boot of Tan Willow Calf by Morlands of Glastonbury - Shoes and Matching Bag from Dolcis (tear to this image) x8pictures and article by P. Joyce Reynolds.

Correspondence Pages - Letters from Readers:

Cork Oak Crowing at Four Ashes Hall, Stourbridge - picture and correspondence from Miss Leila B. Amphlett of Four Ashes Hall.

Oats Drying on |Park Railings in Scotland - picture and correspondence from C. I, Benedenn, Kent.

River Tamar Viaduct at Calstock Cornwall - picture and correspondence from Westcountryman, Somerset.

Pillars on Market Hall, Ledbury (with tow women) - Spanish Chestnut Timbering at Lord Leycester's Hospital, Warwick - x2pictures and correspondence from Miles Hadfield, 39 Hamstead Hill, Birmingham 20.

Duke of Monmouths Ash nr Cranborne, Dorset Taken in 1876 - picture and correspondence from Wayfarer of Lancing, Sussex.

Smock Mill on Barham Downs, Kent - picture and correspondence from John Mannering, River House, Dover, Kent.

Dovecote at Dormston, Worcs Being Used as a Garage - Dovecote at Hillborough, Warwicks That Was Used as a Smithy - picture and correspondence Millander, Birmingham.


Dunlop Road Speed Tyres - shows tw men, women, and sausage dog standing next to a blue sports car; artwork unknown (back cover).

Snelson near Olney in Bucks - full page (fp) with ¾ page drawing by Speechley showing the house and other building. Adv. For Shell and BP Farm Service

Ferguson 35 Tractor - fp.

The Garden Allen Sweeper.

Sankey Aspin Chain Saw.

Potterton Oil Fired Boiler Burner Unit - hp (half page).

Bratt Colbran Fireplace.

English Electric: 15hp Flameproof Motor at the Coryton Mobil Refinery - MV Bellubera at Circular Quay, Sydne, Australia - 5-MVA 66/11 kv Transformers at the Rhodesia Congo Border Power Corporation Bancroft Substation - Shrouding Fitted to Impulse Blading Stage of Low Pressure Shaft for CEA - fp showing x4images.

Nu-Way Heating - hp.

Martini - fp colour

Sanderson Fabrics - fp colour.

Ovaltine - hp.

Roberts Windsor Soap.

MG Magnette Car - fp.

Decca Televisions: DM3 TV - DM1 - DMC/D18 in Cabinet - hp.

David Sandeman and Son Ltd - hp.

South Africa Tourist Corporation - hp.

Union Castle Travel - hp

Sheraton Mahogany Bowfron Sideboard from Harrods Antique Department - hp.

Leisure Gown from Debenham Freebody - hp.

Mans Woollen ed Jacket etc. by Jenners of Edinburgh.

Womans Persian Lamb Coat - hp fashion sketch for Army and Navy Stores.

Otterburn Tweeds, Northumberland.

Zenith Wathes - hp.

Churchmans Cigarettes - hp.

British Railways Winter Ski-ing Holidays.

Property Supplement Pages - one photograph with each For Sale entry unless otherwise stated:

Folkton Manor, nr Filey, Yorks.

Lordington House, Walderton nr Chichester.

Stilemans, Munstead, nr Goldalming, Surrey x2pics.

La Rondellerie, Sark.

Sunnyside House, Theale, Berks.

Castwisell Manor, nr Biddenden, Kent.

The Manor house, Cole, Somerset.

The Manor House, Doughton, Glos Wilts Border. By direction of the Executors of Lt. Col. F. A. Mitchell decd.

Bell House, Westbury on Severn, Glos.Penwood Farm, Highclere, nr Newbury. By dir. Of the Executors of Sir Henry C. Holder Bt. X2pics.

Magpie house, Honington nr Shipston on Stour, Warwicks.

Nr Bury st Edmunds, W. Suffolk. By dir. of Exors of Col. W. H. P. Law, decd.

Plus many others but not named; only area.

ARTICLES (text only):

Full page with various articles: Town Planning in Peril - Grouse in Decline - Economy of Horse Racing - Milk Prices - etc.

In the Chess Valley - poem by Emma Gurney Salter.

Countryman's notes by Ian Niall.

Where Grouse are Declining by GLB.

A Barber's Glossary by Alec Davis - Lincolnshire.

Wiltshire Harvest Festival by June Wilson.

Army Hunter Trials - BAOR at Dorfmarik - by ADW. With mention of Mr Beale - Lt. Col. Huth, CO 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars - Mrs Sivewright - Sgt Witts of RAVC on Snaffles - Herr Dehning on Fechtlanze - Captain Dallas - Brigadier A. Carr.

Golf: A Spate of Foursomes by Bernard Darwin.

Bridge and the Crossword Puzzle (with name of previous weeks winner Mrs Darvell, Lechlade, Glos.

Estate Market: Archaic Laws of Poaching - Continued Demand for Farm Land - Popular Fishing by Procurator.

New Books Reviews by Howard Spring

Classified Announcements: Travel - Hotels, Guests and Sporting Quarters - Motor Cars etc. - Plant and Diesel Engines - Livestock - miel - Gift Ideas - Gardening.

Classified Properties for Sale etc. Sleekburnc. 0111


Edward Burgess Hudson (1854 -1936) was the founder of Country Life magazine in 1897. This is an original USED vintage magazine not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc please ask.

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. Packaged Wt. 415g. It measures 345 x 235 mm (13.5 x 9.25 " ) There is a little age yellowing. The staples were rusty (leaving witness marks) and have been removed; the pages have a powdery feel to them prob. caused by damp in the past. The inside pages are clean with the outer cover having some wear. Some of the pages have handling marks, blemishes due to their age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The images vary in size and are in b/w unless otherwise stated. PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are no pages missing, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering carry on from the previous issue, therefore do not start at number 1.

The description of the contents above are in my own words and not necessarily what is written on the original page."Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope.


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