Lavington Forum

A truly delightful gift to Market Lavington Museum has been a copy of Lavington Forum. This was a school magazine, produced by the older pupils at Market Lavington School back in 1949. The copy we were given was the second issue. It is fairly well battered and a bit fragile but we have made a copy which is available to read. As we have a display of ‘School Days’ this year we have added it to that table.

Front cover of Lavington Forum - for the summer term of 1949.

Front cover of Lavington Forum – for the summer term of 1949.

Here we see the front cover of a magazine which looks to have been produced on the old quarto size of paper. It seems the editor was senior boy, Gordon Baker and here is his editorial comment.

 

The editorial page of this Market Lavington School magazine was by Gordon Baker

The editorial page of this Market Lavington School magazine was by Gordon Baker

The articles tell us something of life in the village in 1949 and we’ll look at some of them in future blog.

We’d like to thank Gordon and the other pupils at the school for producing such a treasure and in particular we’d like to thank Gordon’s distant relative Michael Baker who has parted with this item so that all can see it.

We also wonder whether anybody has the first issue and if any subsequent Lavington Forums were produced.

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