The old pavilion is lit up.

Back in the Edwardian era, more than 100 years ago, Charles Awdry held Market Lavington Manor and he wished to indulge in his passion for cricket. He had a high class cricket field laid out and built a pavilion to suit it. The pavilion was at the corner of the ground, where it met the road we call The Spring. That’s next to the entrance to Lavington School these days.

The cricket era was quite short lived and when Lavington School was built, the pavilion was converted into a home for the caretaker.

And that’s what we see in the photo below.

The former cricket pavilion in Market Lavington, floodlit in 1977

The former cricket pavilion in Market Lavington, floodlit in 1977

This splendid image shows the house floodlit at the time of Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.

Since then, of course, the old pavilion has gone and modern housing called Pavilion Gardens stands in its place.

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