Smokers’ requisites

Market Lavington Museum is in a small Victorian house. We have many more artefacts than we can have on display at any one time and we like to change many of our displays each year, so there is always something different for our visitors to see. One of the displays we have recently dismantled featured items connected with smoking.

These are all linked in some way with the parishes of Market Lavington or Easterton, having been found here or used by local residents. Previous blog entries focus on some of these objects in more detail. (See A clay pipe, A seventeenth century pipe, Tobacco tins, Buying an ounce of tobacco and Churchman’s Tortoiseshell Smoking Mixture.)

We have recently been given two more pipes to add to this collection, although we do have some queries about their back stories. We will have a look at these next time.

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