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Lavington Forum

April 21, 2016

Cherry Orchard Poultry Farm

We were given one copy of Lavington Forum some time ago and recently we have been given a couple more. They miss out on one crucial detail – the date of publication but we believe this copy of the Market Lavington School magazine dates from 1949.

Mavis Boulton designed the front cover for this edition of Lavington Forum produced at Market Lavington School in about 1949

Mavis Boulton designed the front cover for this edition of Lavington Forum produced at Market Lavington School in about 1949

This is certainly a bit battered and it has suffered the slings and arrows that time has thrown at it, but it is still in readable condition.

Let’s take a look at the article on the Cherry Orchard Poultry Farm.

Article on Cherry Orchard Poultry Farm

Article on Cherry Orchard Poultry Farm by Robert Sainsbury and Arthur Burt

Well done to Robert Sainsbury and Arthur Burt for telling us a bit more about this long gone Market Lavington business.

Lavington Forum

August 29, 2013

A truly delightful gift to Market Lavington Museum has been a copy of Lavington Forum. This was a school magazine, produced by the older pupils at Market Lavington School back in 1949. The copy we were given was the second issue. It is fairly well battered and a bit fragile but we have made a copy which is available to read. As we have a display of ‘School Days’ this year we have added it to that table.

Front cover of Lavington Forum - for the summer term of 1949.

Front cover of Lavington Forum – for the summer term of 1949.

Here we see the front cover of a magazine which looks to have been produced on the old quarto size of paper. It seems the editor was senior boy, Gordon Baker and here is his editorial comment.

 

The editorial page of this Market Lavington School magazine was by Gordon Baker

The editorial page of this Market Lavington School magazine was by Gordon Baker

The articles tell us something of life in the village in 1949 and we’ll look at some of them in future blog.

We’d like to thank Gordon and the other pupils at the school for producing such a treasure and in particular we’d like to thank Gordon’s distant relative Michael Baker who has parted with this item so that all can see it.

We also wonder whether anybody has the first issue and if any subsequent Lavington Forums were produced.