Garden sprayers – Market Lavington Museum

Once upon a time, Market Lavington, Easterton and Fiddington were all fruit growing areas. A new display of insecticide sprayers at Market Lavington Museum remembers this time.

Garden sprayers or syringes at Market Lavington Museum

The sprayers were all found at an address on Kings Road which was the site of one of the first of the late nineteenth century fruit farms. This was set up by Samuel Saunders whose family had been prominent in the parish for much of the century. In fact, Samuel may well have been in his 70s when he set up his fruit farm.

No doubt his employee, young Samuel Moore, did much of the work. Samuel Moore later found fame as the founder of the Easterton Jam factory.

It could be that in his early days, Samuel Moore used these sprayers.

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