Posts Tagged ‘1984’

Miss Windo makes a list

April 10, 2015

Gladys Windo came to Easterton in 1933 as head teacher at the village school. It proved to be her ‘for ever’ job and home. She was active in all sorts of village life and served on the parochial church council for nearly fifty years.

Why she needed or wanted to copy out a list of the church electoral roll in 1984 we do not know. But she did just that and her copy has recently been given to the museum. This preserves not only a lovely example of Miss Windo’s wonderful handwriting, but it also lists 117 adult residents, nearly all of Easterton or Eastcott and gives their address. It is only church members – not the entire village, but it still could prove useful to family history chasers.

Miss Windo's list of the Easterton parochial electorate in 1984

Miss Windo’s list of the Easterton parochial electorate in 1984

That’s the front cover and here’s the entry Gladys made for herself.

Miss Windo was the final name on the list but one more was added later

Miss Windo was the final name on the list but one more was added later

So that we preserve Gladys’s original work, a copy is available amongst our family history lists at the museum.

The Schoolmaster’s House in 1984

June 24, 2013

Today we are featuring our museum building just before it was the museum.

In the 1950s it stopped being a home and in the 1960s it became part of Market Lavington School.

St Barnabas School opened in the early 1970s and the old house became derelict.

It was Peggy Gye’s vision that saw it become a museum – and it needed vision. Just look at the state it had got into.

Market lavington - the School House in 1984

Market Lavington – the School House in 1984

That was February 1984. But a team of workers transformed it. We see some of them here.

The team who conerted nthe School House into Market Lavington Museum

The team who converted the School House into Market Lavington Museum

There’s a strange bit of ghosting on that picture.

It would be good to know who these people were who did so much work converting the old wreck into our lovely museum.

We Three Kings

December 16, 2012

We three kings of Lavington are two thirds unknown.

Three Market Lavington Kings for the Christingle service of 1984

Three Market Lavington Kings for the Christingle service of 1984

We were kings for the Christingle service in St Mary’s Church in 1984. It’s now 28 years on, so we are adults now.

The king on the left is definitely a Gye.

King number 1 is a member of the Gye family

King number 1 is a member of the Gye family

The other two we have no names for – even comparatively recent events can get lost in the mists of time.

But someone out there will recognise these youngsters. Here’s one of them.

King number 2 - unknown

King number 2 – unknown

And here’s the other.

King number 3 - unknown

King number 3 – unknown

This year both Market Lavington and Easterton have Christingle services at 4pm on 24th December.