Historic Shaftesbury then and now.

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Pictured: A 1902 garden party pictured of men taking a break from playing croquet. The builidng is now a pub called the, 'Ye Olde Two Brewers Inn'.  <br />
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These charming photos reveal everyday life at the turn of the 20th century in a thriving market town later made famous by a TV advert.<br />
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The black and white snapshots of Shaftesbury, Dorset, were taken by Albert Tyler who set up a photography business there in 1901.<br />
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There are various street scenes and also images of the locals in traditional attire, with men in flatcaps and women in bonnets.<br />
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Tyler photographed the busy opening of the town market in 1902, and a garden party where men played croquet.