Posts Tagged ‘2006’

A memory of the Drummer Boy

June 16, 2016

This poster is one of few memories we have of the Drummer Boy in fairly recent days. It advertised live music at the pub.

Poster for live music at The Drummer Boy in 2006

Poster for live music at The Drummer Boy in 2006

We think this was 2006 – like many posters it gives no year but there was a Friday 16th June that year. Bob South was a successful touring guitarist and no doubt he gave his audience a night to remember with his mix of rock classics, bluesy flavoured music and even more folk stuff.

The Drummer Boy has gone and we still await thoughts on what happens next. So far all plans for converting to housing have been turned down.

The Top ten of 2006

September 5, 2015

We refer here to the top ten point scorers in the 2006 Lavington Produce Show. These days the show is combined with the Gardening Club show but these points only concern the open competition. Anyone can enter in a number of categories which are:


Points get awarded by expert judges. For most classes a first place gets 3 points, a second place gets two points and third place gets one. All points are added to arrive at an overall winner who is awarded the chairman’s cup for the year. Individual sections get their own trophies, donated by village stalwarts.

Today it will be the 2015 show, which means 10 shows ago it was 2006. Let’s see who were in the top ten that year.

Name Grand Total
Rupert Wade 51
Sue Frost 39
Emma Martin 16
Steve Beckett 15
Brian Martin 12
Jackie Clark 12
Harry Greening 11
Rog Frost 11
Robert Clark 10
Catherine Kyte 9

Rupert is a regular winner – he has so many skills in various areas. Harry Greening was alive and exhibiting then. Sadly he is no longer with us. Two of those entrants were fairly young at the time.

Score sheets are kept and eventually get stored in the museum. This allows us to remember those past names.

Bessie’s Life

June 20, 2014

Bessie was a Market Lavington girl. Like many an older person she ended her days in care and this book was produced for her at that time.

It’s a lovely, simple reminder of a life well spent.

And now we have extracts from Bessie’s story.

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Market Lavington Vicarage

December 11, 2013

Market Lavington had had a number of houses used by the parson. Once there was a parsonage on Parsonage Lane but this was demolished in the nineteenth century and replaced with numbers 6 and 8 on Parsonage Lane. These days we have the Rectory on Church Street. It had been a Vicarage, but when parishes merged into the present group benefice, it became a Rectory. In between, for the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth, our local Vicar had the benefit of a delightful, large house. This was set back from the High Street, more or less opposite the Workman’s Hall. Two long term residents were the Reverend Frith and the Reverend Sturton. This building shows their delightful home

Market Lavington Vicarage from an Edwardian postcard by Mr Burgess

Market Lavington Vicarage from an Edwardian postcard by Mr Burgess

It is still there and still lived in. It is at the heart of the care and nursing home in the village.

This photo was taken in 2006 and shows the old Vicarage, now joined by many modern buildings.

Market Lavington Vicarage in its 21st century, care home guise.

Market Lavington Vicarage in its 21st century, care home guise

A couple of years ago we took a look at the sale brochure for the vicarage. This brochure was from 1956 and it described something of the interior of the building. You can click here to read it.