The garden photograph illustrated here is obviously the one from which the locket photograph was cut. The photograph was taken in the back garden at Ivydene, the Davenport family home, as can be proved by the garden gnomes in the background. We do not know who the child is, but a good guess would be June Davenport. June is Gus and Kate Davenport’s eldest child born in 1942. Czechoslovakia is stamped into the back of the locket.
These are identical metal reliefs of a horse on a wooden base. They were on the wall in the hall at Ivydene, the Davenport family home.
This came from Ivydene, Lewis Davenport’s family home. It used to be in the drawing room next to where Lewis Davenport would sit during the day, when he was no longer able to get about because of his strokes. The table holds fond memories for John Davenport who views it as a Lewis Davenport ‘association piece’.
This perpetual calendar stood on the mantelpiece in the dining room at Ivydene, the home of Lewis and Wynne Davenport, for years. The various knobs allow three things to be changed. Once a month, the knob on the base is used to change the position of the dates in the week. The other knobs control the month which shows in the top window, as well as the red line which is moved as dates are passed.
This belonged to Wyn Davenport and was up on the wall in her bedroom at Ivydene, the family home. On the back of the head is written Regd. No: 845003. Wyn played an important role in the Davenports business and performing activities. However her input is often overlooked because of a focus on her brothers, particularly George (Gilly) and Gus.
This came from Ivydene, the Davenport family home, and may date from Lewis Davenport’s and Wynne’s Golden Wedding Anniversary.
This was a gift from Wynne Davenport to John Davenport. It was on display in the Davenport family home, Ivydene, for many years. The base is inscribed ROLAND PARIS. The lampshade fabric is not original.
These were on the wall for many years in Lewis and Wynne Davenport’s family home, Ivydene.
These shapes were found at Ivydene, the Davenport family home. They clearly came as a set because they were originally stored in a shallow black box, now lost, which was partitioned so that one shape could be kept away from neighbouring shapes to avoid damage. Their purpose is not clear but one possibility is that they were used for artists to develop skills in drawing shapes and reflections.
Binkie has been in the Davenport family, probably since the 1930s or 1940s. Binkie lived at Ivydene, Lewis and Wynne Davenport’s family home. The photograph shows him sitting on the piano (which came from Maskelyne’s) at Ivydene in 1971 when Wynne Davenport was playing the piano for a young Roy Davenport in the drawing room. Binkie’s arms and legs are jointed and, in his youth, he used to growl. As a young child John Davenport was frightened of him – he was too loud and scary!