Market Lavington Museum

Easterton Centenary Celebrations

Well 1975 wasn’t the centenary of Easterton which had been a tithing of Market Lavington for aeons. But it was the centenary of Easterton becoming an ecclesiastical parish in its own right.

It was deemed worthy of celebrating this centenary, and being Easterton, the locals did it well.

Piony, tap and people at the Easterton Centenary event in 1975

Pony, trap and people at the Easterton Centenary event in 1975

Here we see a pony and trap on the High Street – a reminder of those Victorian days.

Indeed, the passengers are dressed in appropriate Victorian costume and there are followers in costume as well.

The children and others, however, are really showing us what we looked like 40 years ago. We have a good range of 70s fashions. There’s the little girl in the short mini-dress and possible white boots. Three young lads sport the fashionable length hair for the time – certainly no short back and sides. There’s a slightly older lad in long and very flared trousers and further back a tank top wearing man. The man patting the horse is dressed as a Scot. His outfit is more timeless than the others on show.

The scene shows us the chapel and behind that the Jubilee Terrace.

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