A trip down Memory Lane

Remembering the past at the Millennium

The year 1999, which most of us regard as the last year of the 20th century, now seems a long time ago. People now at school won’t remember the paranoia about the ‘millennium bug’ when we were warned that planes might fall out of the sky as computer systems failed. In the event, none of it happened. Life went on as normal.

But of course events took place to mark the passing of the millennium and one of them was organised by Trinity Church in Market Lavington. At least we think it was in 1999 but we are not 100% certain so maybe a past performer can put us right. What was recently given to the museum was a program for the event. As is often the case with programmes – it has a date but not a year. Here’s the front cover.


So we know this event took place on Saturday 26th June. There were two Saturdays the 26th June in the 1990s and one was indeed 1999. The programme will give a clue as to why we think this dates from 1999.


This is the first part of the programme with pieces from the 1920s through to the 1950s. The second part continues and takes us up to the 1990s.


For us, this is even more of a trip down memory lane as we see names of people no longer with us and others whose lives have moved them away from the Lavington area.

Now here’s a very early mention of a trip down memory lane next year. Our annual Museum Miscellany has been booked for Saturday 8th October 2016 at 7.30pm in the Community Hall. You could jot it in your brand new diary now.

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