Market Lavington Museum

Coronovirus rhyme time and gardening

We have recently been taking a look in our Lockdown in Lavington file. (See Lockdown in Lavington – 2020 and The lockdown file again)

The situation inspired some of our local residents to write about coping with the situation in verse and we have examples of this saved for posterity in our file.

Lavington Community Choir were holding rehearsals on Zoom and were asked to make up some new words to the tune of My Favourite Things. Tim, their accompanist, wrote some pertinent verses to other tunes too, including ‘Food, Glorious Food’. Here we have a glimpse of contributions by Tim and by Sue.

Songs 2

In the neighbouring village of Easterton, Kooky the Clown was also typing rhymes. He has donated quite a collection to the museum’s file, for our visitors to read, once we can re-open safely. Here is the first verse of one, as a sample.

A Stevens poem

Sue’s verses allude to lockdown time spent gardening. A lot of local people worked hard in their gardens during this time. We have been given a detailed account in words and photographs of the efforts made at The Old House.

Rosetta gardening

Again, this is just a taster, with lots more to read, when the file is on public view.