Sailing at Lavington

Sailing is a bit of unpromising activity in Market Lavington where our big stretches of water are the Broadwell and the privately owned lake at Clyffe Hall. But that didn’t stop Lavington School from building a sailing dinghy.

A dinghy built by pupils at Lavington School in about1972

A dinghy built by pupils at Lavington School in about1972

The caption on this is not as useful as it could be. OK, it was 12th March, but in which year? We think it was about 1972. We’ll forgive the missed r in Crystal – and hope that others will forgive us our many similar errors – but ‘The Crystal Palace’ was destroyed by fire long before this photo was taken.

We believe the teacher in the photo was Mike Copland. He taught history and is remembered as keen on sailing. We can’t name any of the youngsters who will, by now, be in their 50s if we have dated the photo about right.

We’d love to hear from anyone who can help us be sure with our date and who can name the people shown.

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