Market Lavington Museum

Bandsmen’s hats

Market Lavington had a band for many decades and, at the museum, we are fortunate in having many photos of them in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Of course, photography in those times produced black and white pictures, so we are delighted that we have some items of their uniforms, so we can see their true colours. The uniform jacket was a burgundy colour, which also featured in the cap.

This sported a lyre motif at the centre front.

This style was worn by Market Lavington Prize Silver Band in the 1920s and through to the 1950s. By the 1960s, a new hat was introduced and we have one of these in our collection too.