1930's Swimbridge Jubilee Hall Devon, England George V Antique Plate
Swimbridge, historically spelled as Swymbridge, is a village in North Devon, England, close to Barnstaple in the general southwest. Swimbridge village is well noted for the Church of St. James, first recorded in 1086. However, it is also noted worldwide as the original home of the Jack Russell Terrier. Parson John Russell 1795-1883, known as "Jack", was the vicar of Swimbridge. He was an avid fox hunter and dog breeder and bred the original much loved breed. The local pub in Swimbridge is named the "Jack Russell Inn."
The Swimbridge Jubilee Hall was originally built in 1938 and named for the 1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V, celebrated extensively in England as the 25th year of his reign. King George Frederick Ernest Albert 1865-1936 was King of the UK, British Dominions, and Emperor of India from 1910 until he died in 1936. His father was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It is assumed the hall building was started in the 1935 range, and finished built in 1938. any historical help on the actual year of building is appreciated, email ~debra here.
Here we have a lovely little antique Staffordshire English pottery plate with a blue transferware advertising logo in a flowing banner for the Swimbridge Jubilee Hall. It measures 6.25 inches in diameter. It has a small edge chip on the reverse, as seen in back photo, click to see closer, but displays beautifully. It is exceptionally very clean and bright.
This piece was found in Totnes, Devon, England recently with other old church, parish and Sunday School china wares, but nothing else from this village. Click images to see condition in close up and movable views.
A rare little historical piece that when gone, we will never see again. Happily, it seems the hall has recently been completely refurbished in the village and is going strong.
Size: 6.5 inches in diameter
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