Barrel rolling – 1984

In our previous blog post, we looked at the barrel rolling competition held in Market Lavington in 1983.

The following year, a similar event attracted competitors from at least three pubs. The newscutting in our scrap book mentions the Drummer Boy and the Kings Arms, both in Market Lavington, but no longer trading. The Royal Oak, still open for business, is in neighbouring Easterton. The Volunteer Inn, also a pub now lost to Market Lavington, gets a mention in the article, so may have entered a team too.

Once again, there was a tug of war across the Broadwell and a fancy dress competition as well as the rolling of barrels up the White Street hill.

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