Newspaper Cuttings

Market Lavington has a couple of regular local papers – The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald is one and the Wiltshire Times is the other. In addition, there have been and are free papers, some of which have covered local news.

For many years, members of the WI put together scrapbooks of local newspaper cuttings and these have found their way to Market Lavington Museum. To illustrate some of the photo content, I have chosen the Market Lavington barrel rolling competition from almost 40 years ago – in 1971, 1972 and 1973.

Barrel Rolling in 1971 - a news cutting at Market Lavington Museum

We know who is rolling the barrel here for the caption tells us. Maybe Gordon can tell us who the two watchers are. Gordon was representing The Kings Arms, which now, alas, is no more a pub.

Barrel Rolling in 1972

The following year, 1972, and the photographer, Peter Francis, has captured the start of a heat in this competition.

Barrel Rolling in 1973

In 1973, the weather was less than 100% good. Sadly our rollers are not captioned.

Our news cutting scrapbooks are not yet indexed to tell us who or what is included in them. Do ask to see them when you visit the museum. Who knows what you might find out about members of your family?

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One Response to “Newspaper Cuttings”

  1. Barrel Rolling « Market Lavington Museum Says:

    […] We believe the event was actually restarted in 1971 and we have a photo from that year and 1972 and 1973 on this blog. Click here to see them. […]

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