1958 COUNTRY LIFE Magazine MELLERSTAIN BERWICKSHIRE Tessa Beresford Yarde STOWE Leslie Gooday (6123)

Product code: 6123 (Wt. 390g)




Original Vintage Magazine

Dated 1958


Frontispiece Cover Photograph: Miss Tessa Beresford Yarde Daughter of Air Vice Marshal Brian Yarde of East Cholderton nr Andover - photo by Lenare; announcing forthcoming marriage to Mister Edward Hale of Pucklechurch, Glos.

Outer Cover Photograph by Noel Habgood: Bridlington Harbour Yorkshire.


Principal Contents and Features on:

A Penny Farthing Bike - x pictures and text.

The Restoration of Stow and the 18thC Design - x6photos, and article by Michael Mounsey.

Charm of Larks: A Skylark - x2 pics., and text/article by Geoffrey Grigson.

The Salerooms and Chinese Porcelain etc: Famille Rose Bowl from Emperor Yung Cheng Period - Porcelain Saucer Dish, Yung Cheng Period - One of Six Hepplewhite Armchairs - Bracket Clock by Ahasuerus Fromanteel - Worcester Fable Place with Monkey and Owl by J. H. O'Neale - x5 pics., and text/article by Frank Davis.

The Account Book of a Devon Ketch: Firt Pages of the Acct. Book of The Yeo the Barnstaple Ketch 1890s - Crew of the Yeo in 1909 (three men) - Braunton Ketches Loaded wit hCoal At Vellator nr Barnstaple - The Ketch Ann Discharging Coal at Lynmouth - x4 pics., and text/article by Michael R. Bouquet.

Four Centuries of Hanging Shelves - x6 pics., and text/article by G. Bernard Hughes.

The Cuttlefish - x4 pics., and text/article by Frank W. Lane.

Mellerstain, Berwickshire Part II - The Seat of the Earl of Haddington - x11 pics., and text/article by Mark Girouard.

The Head of Lock Maree in Ross and Cromarty, With Loch Ewe in the Distance - Ise Maree - Graves and Remains of The Hermitage on Isle Maree - Wishing Well Tree on The Island - x4 pics., and text/article by Katharine Ashworth.

The New Freedom Building by Architect Leslie Gooday ARIBA Serenity St Georges Hill, Weybridge Surrey - x6 pics. including a floor plan, and text/article by H. Dalton Clifford.

Motoring: Parking Meter Problems and One Unsatisfactory Feature of the Parking Meter Scheme - x1 pics., and text/article by J. Eason Gibson. Also Traffic Lights and Road Signs - Motor Show Prospects.

Crossword Puzzle (not done), and Bridge Problem by M. Harrison Gray.

Fashion: Long Evening Dresses by John Cavanagh and Worth - Gossamer Lace Short Evening Dress miel by Hardy Amies - Short Eveing Dress by Ronald Paterson - Headddress with Plumes by Simone Mirman - x4 pics., and text/article by P. Joyce Reynolds.

Collectors Questions:

Mary Queen of Scots - x1 pics., and correspondence from E. S. A. Baynes, 2 Arkendale Rd, Glenageary Co. Dublin.

Portrait of Unidentified Lady Ascribed to Frans Van Der Myn - picture and correspondence from Wyndham Payne, The Hermitage, Sidmouth, Devon.

Captain Cook - picture and correspondence from Brigadier B. C. Bradford, Kincardine, Kincardine O'Neil, Aberdeenshire.

Bracket Clock by Daniel Quare - picture and correspondence fromDesmond Vyner, 194 Dangar St, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.

Silver Spoon for Administering Castor Oil Hall Marked 1828 Invented by Charles Gibson of 71 Bishopsgate St, WIthin - picture and correspondence from L. M. Bickerton, Horbury First Avenue, Worthing, Sussex.

Unknown Artist; Kings Plate Run at Newmarket 1766 Won by Lord Gorsvenors Cardinals Puff - picture and correspondence from C. R. Hamilton, Oenoke Drive, New Canaan, Connecticut USA

Sand Pictures - correspondence only from E. B. Watenhall, Upperton Farm House, Eastbourne, Sussex.

Maile's Pin Up Girls - correspondence only from Mrs Vivien Greene, Grove House, Iffley Turn, Oxford.

Correspondence Pages - Letters from Readers:

Neat Litter Receptacles at Shere in Surrey - x2pics and correspondence from F. B. Sutton,. 37 Hamhaugh Island, Shepperton, Middx.

Crimean War Picture by J. D. Luard - picture and correspondence from Lt. Col. C. B. Appleton, Curator, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Museum, Camberley, Surrey.

The Hoar Oak, Exmoor, Planted 1916, Marking Devon Somerset Border - picture and correspondence from J. D. U. Ward, Rodhuish nr Minehead, Somerset. c.keenlyside

Pied Wagtail in Northumberland, and A Song Thrush in Norfolk in Mid August - x2pics and correspondence from Charles Spencer, 105 Marina Drive, west Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, Northumberland.

Norwich Merchants Mark From a Funeral Pall of About 1520 - picture and correspondence from H. L. Bradfer-Lawrence, Treasurer, Society of Antiquaries of London, Sharow End, Ripon, Yorks.

Gaol at Kilmersdon in Somerset Used as a Bus Shelter - picture and correspondence from R. D. Reid, Wells, Somerset.

Sheep Cropping Grass in Brixworth Churchyard, Northants - picture and correspondence from Bywayman,


Cruiser HMS Superb (sailing ships) Off St George, Madras - full page colour for Senior Service Cigarettes.

If You Want a Thing Done Well... - full page advert for Lloyds Bank Ltd. showing a stone mason at his work; from a drawing by Reginald Brill.

Various of advertising for antiques, jewellery etc: Jewellers Harvey and Gore of Vigo St London - Biggs of Maidenhead Antiques - Denys Wrey of Sloane St. Antiques - etc.

Chilprufe Underwear for Children.

Marcusa Dress - half page (hp).

Tweed Vila d'este Coat by Kashmoor Ltd - fp.

Bottier Shoes - hp.

Paul Kitchen - hp.

Helena Rubinstein - hp.

Passing Clouds the Oval Cigarettes - hp.

Ford Anglia De Luxe - fp with price.

Renault Dauphine - fp car ad with price.

Schweppshire Lads: Sir Causton Vines - fp written by Stephen Potter and reive Drawn by George Him; for Schwepps.

Double Check Mans Shirt by Simpson of Piccadilly - fp colour.

Country Life Subscription Order Form - attatched to centre pages.

September and 13thC Bowling Club of Southampton - fp colour advert for Midland Bank Executor and Trustee Co. Ltd.

Clock from beards of Cheltenham.

Potterton Boilers - hp.

TheOperation Britain Organisation of 165 fleet St London EC4 - fp.

Reliant Car - ¼p.

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

The University Estate, Hinton St George Somerset x3photos; general view of area and two cottages.

Buckhurst Park, Ascot. By Direction of the Execs of HH The Maharajah of Morvi, deceased - x2pics.

Chadlington Downs Farm, Chipping Norton - x2pics.

Lambridge, BAdgemore, Oxon. sleekburnc.

Eversfield, Fishbourne, Chichester. By Dir of Lt Commander I. N. D. Cox.

Oakfield, Stapley, Cheshire Hunt Country.

A Lutyens House 8 Miles From Guildford - x2pics; int and ext.

Lympne Place, Kent; by dir of the Trustees of Late Sir Philip Haldin x2pics.

The Fern House, Little Marlow, South Bucks; by dir of David L. Baker Esq.

Cokes Green, Chalfont St Giles.

Between Salisbury and Devizes; by dir of Lt. Col. E. J. Warren.

Longholt, nr Hildenborough, Kent.

Ridge Crest, Pyrford, Surrey.

The Muntham Court Estate - x4pics of cottages and farm buildings.

Hollands, Mannings Heath, nr Horsham.

Lane End, Bank, n. Lyndhurst, New Forest; By order of the Execs of Miss E. A. Duckworth, decd.

Clinton Estate, North Devon - x4pics: Haddacott Farm - Brightley Barton - Lower Biddacotty Farm or Higher Biddacott Farm - Hudscott House.

Compton Verney Estate.

Part of the Kimberley Estate.

St Patrick's Box nr Bath.

The Ivy, Worton, nr Devizes.

Plus many more but not named; only area.

ARTICLES (text only):

A full page with various: New Growth for Old Towns - The Bradford o Avon Terraces - Somerset County Council and Qualifying for the Park with mention of Mr R. W. Dale - Hanging Gardens and Plan to Redevelop The Gorbals. Glasgow - - Moon Struck - poem by Margaret Sheppard Fidler.

Countryman's notes by Ian Niall.

Golf: Two Amateur Festivals - by Bernard Darwin (4Sept) sub-titled Selectors Difficult Task - a Domestic Tournament - Englands Good Chance

Ploughing Up a Footpath by W. J. Weston plus Poem titled Early Autumn by Edith M. Walker.

Farming Notes by Cincinnatus

Estate Market by Arbiter.

New Books Reviewed by Howard Spring

Classified Announcements, and Properties

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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.

Approx 39 pages (78 sides). It measures 330 x 240mm (13 x 9.5"). There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages maybe loose, and have handling marks, blemishes due to their great 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 four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

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Product Code 6123 (Wt. 390g)
Weight 0.25kg