Wantage was in the county of Berkshire until the local government reorganisation of 1974 when it was transferred to Oxfordshire. It was the birthplace of King Alfred the Great whose statue stands in Market Place.
One of the streets leading from Market Square. James McMullin  move to Wantage between 1881 and 1883. The 1891 census shows that James with his wife Harriet née FROUD  and their children Beatrice, Lily, Emily, Henry, Edward and Ellen were living in a 4 room house in Mill Street.
By 1911 James and Harriet McMULLIN and family had moved to Alfred Street. Their house faced the Boys school attended by Frederick Thomas. The adjoining building was The Castle Hotel.
The two old photographs were taken outside the house. Other Photographs were taken by Eric McMullin.