Happy New Year from Market Lavington Museum

It is customary, at the start of a new year, to review the past and look forward to the future. The only item to mention, again, from last year was the sad death of our founder, Peggy Gye who is missed enormously in the village. But despite that we had a successful year in terms of visitors and development at the museum. Read past entries of this blog to get a full review of 2010.

Our very final visitor of 2010 commented as she went upstairs, ‘Oh wow! This has changed a lot’.

And the museum will continue to change in 2011. New displays are planned – not least the organising of the two new cabinets in that upstairs room.

One thing that doesn’t seem to have changed is the weather. The blog header shows the museum at the start of January 2010. And here it is at the end of December 2010.

Market Lavington Museum - December 23rd 2010

Now is also the time for New Year’s Resolutions. Here are some you could make.

  • To visit the museum at least once in 2011.
  • To volunteer to help in some way. Market Lavington Museum is entirely run by volunteers.
  • To donate something of interest to the museum

Visiting the museum will need to be delayed, for our opening season runs from the start of May until the end of October. We open from 2.30 to 4.30 in the afternoon on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays. But the curator will open at any other time, if possible, so do contact him if the only time you can visit doesn’t coincide with those times.

A reminder, too, that any items donated to the museum must have a definite connection to the parishes of Market Lavington or Easterton. We cannot take items that do not have that parish connection.

Can we wish you a happy new year for 2011.

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