Market Lavington Museum

At Easterton School


Easterton had its own village school which was situated along the High Street between the church and the road junction. It closed in 1971 when the new St Barnabas School was built to replace the Victorian schools in Market Lavington and Easterton. The Market Lavington School still exists as a community facility but Easterton’s place of learning was demolished and housing now occupies its site.

Recently we have seen a number of items and photos about Miss Gladys Windo who had been head at the school and here we see her again, in that role and surrounded by pupils and friends at the school.

Miss Windo surrounded by pupils and friends at Easterton School

Miss Windo surrounded by pupils and friends at Easterton School

Miss Windo stands next to a boy clutching something to his chest and at the moment she is the only person we can name. We do not know, and nor do the people who gave us this photo, the occasion or the reason for it let alone any certainty as to date. We suspect it is 1950s from the style of clothing worn.

So once again we appeal for help. Can you name any of the people in the picture? Are you one of them? Can you recall the occasion?

We look forward to hearing from you.