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British Council photographs from 1920s and 1930s

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Dunster DIX02_01_185 Featured J Dixon-Scott Collection Image

Dunster DIX02_01_185

Yarn Market, High Street, Dunster, West Somerset. A view looking north along Dunster High Street towards the Yarn Market with Conygar Tower on the hillside in the distance.
During the medieval period Dunster became a centre for woollen production but by the 15th century it's significance was beginning to decline. The Yarn Market is believed to date from circa 1609 and was constructed by George Luttrell as a means to stem this decline and maintain the importance of Dunster as a market town. The folly Conygar Tower was built in 1775 for Henry Fownes Luttrell (c. 1722-1780), who became legal owner of Dunster Castle and its estate on his marriage to Margaret Luttrell (1726-1766), the great, great grandniece of George Luttrell, who built the Yarn Market

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Winnats Pass DIX02_01_029 Featured J Dixon-Scott Collection Image

Winnats Pass DIX02_01_029

WINNATS PASS, CASTLETON, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE. A couple standing at the head of Winnats Pass. In the early 1930s Winnats Pass was the site of a rally, attended by 10,000 people, to campaign for access to the moors and other open countryside. Around the same time a mass trespass of nearby Kinder Scout by ramblers and members of the Young Communist League took place. This act of civil disobedience occured just 5 months before the passing of the Rights of Way Act in 1932 and arguably helped to pave the way for the establishment of Britain's first National Trail, the Pennine Way long distance footpath in 1965

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