A Market Lavington winner in the Summer of Sport
2012 and 13 both seem to have been regarded as great summers of sport here in the UK. But we are looking back to 1987. It possibly wasn’t a great year for British sport. No UK team won the rugby world cup. None won the cricket world cup although England did win an Ashes series in Australia.
But in Market Lavington a sports themed craft exhibit made by Market Lavington Darby and Joan Club was a winner in an Age Concern craft competition.
The competition piece was a cube with each of the six 23 centimetre square sides representing sports which might, back, then, have been seen on the Grandstand program.
The six sides featured bowls, cricket, darts, football, snooker and swimming and the cube perched on a wooden stand.
The makers of this entry were:
Snooker – Lily Fielding
Lettering and construction – Mary Greening
Darts and football – Norah Hitchings
Swimming and cricket – Betty Martin
Wooden stand – John Martin
Bowls – Audrey Wilks
Perhaps this item will get a turn on display within the next 12 months. Like most of our 7000 plus items it is in store at the moment, but we do have a policy of different temporary displays each year. Its turn will come.