Village Life in 1874

 

Our heading for this post is taken from an article in the Wiltshire Gazette for 27th September 1973. It was about one of Peggy Gye’s exhibitions which made use of The Old School, many years before our museum opened.

The article can speak for itself but if you find it a bit small for reading, then click on it to open a slightly larger version.

'Looking Back' - a 1973 exhibition staged by Peggy Gye in Market Lavington as reported in the local paper.

‘Looking Back’ – a 1973 exhibition staged by Peggy Gye in Market Lavington as reported in the local paper.

The article ended with a photo of Peggy looking at some of her exhibits.

Peggy Gye with some of her exhibits

Peggy Gye with some of her exhibits

But that surely isn’t a hurdy-gurdy. It looks like a disc playing music box to us. And we wonder where that is now as well.

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One Response to “Village Life in 1874”

  1. Maurice Wilkins Says:

    I’m so glad that I had the chance to meet Peggy not long before she died. She was very helpful to me with my family history and lent me some print-outs to study. Unfortunately when I returned to give them back (I live in Scotland) I was too late to see her again and her husband promised to return them to the correct folder in Peggy’s collection. I took some photographs of her at home on the first occasion.

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