An enamel sign

Fixed to the wall in Market Lavington Museum, we have this enamel sign. It is about 93 cms wide and 61 cms tall

Our records suggest that it dates from the 1920s. You would imagine that it was used at a newsagent’s shop, but we know that it spent part of its time hanging in the Volunteer Arms public house. It was there at the time of publican Mr Trotter and, later, his widow and daughter. However, only the reverse side of it was to be seen and it was used for displaying notices, latterly advertisements for the village flower show.

We have it turned back to serve its original purpose of advertising a Sunday newspaper.

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