This picture, taken from where the bus depot later stood and where the 'new houses' now stand, shows how rural the centre of the village used to be. The new school site is just to the left of the picture. The white railings in front of the pond can just be seen. The height of the trees in front of Martenholme indicate that this was taken about the same time as the one with the ducks on the pond. Note the pile of stone for road mending.
The white post is actually a lamp post - click on the house to see this and some fine detailing of the gable end.