Fire at the football club

Our previous blog entry was about Early fire engines in Market Lavington and Easterton. Nowadays there is no local fire service, but there is an on-call fire station in Devizes, about six miles away, which involves paging their personnel, who have other jobs, when they get a call for help.

Our scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings remind us of a fire at the football ground in Market Lavington. There is a picture of the damage to the clubhouse in an article from 28th August 2000.

Sadly, a bonfire of rubbish spread to the clubhouse, causing a fire that needed 24 firefighters and six hours of dowsing to ensure it was safely put out.

We have further news cuttings that record the response to the ‘soccer club’s cry for help’. We will look at these next time.

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