Market Lavington Museum

Easterton Quiz – answers and winner

This quiz proved very succesful with most entrants getting scores above 17 out of 20. However, the winners – the only entrant to score 20 out of 20 were M and M Constance, appropriately, of Easterton.

The answers are below.

1) Gladys Windo wrote this piece. What was her job in Easterton?   Headmistress of the village school.
2) The right hand cottage shown here has been demolished. Describe where it once stood in Easterton.   At the bottom of White Street.
3) This object was dug up at Manor Farm, Easterton. What was it?   It is a cow bell.
4) This piece of tile was found near Kestrels on Oak Lane. From what period of history does it date?   This tile is Roman.
5) Name this Easterton worthy whose legacy is now dormant and may well soon vanish.   The man is Samuel Moore.
6) What was the trade of the man who owned these tools which were found in an Easterton cottage?   These tools belonged to a cobbler.
 7) This item was once the Easterton fire engine. Who provided the money to get it built?   Ben Hayward, who lived at Kestrels had the fire engine made.
 8. There were regular military camps at Pond Farm before and during World War One. Where in Easterton was Pond Farm?   Pond Farm was on Salisbury Plain.
 9) This piece of wood was found at Kestrels on Oak Lane. It is about 20cms long. What was its use?    A bodkin.
 10) This piece of needlework, by Harriot Hunt in 1805, was found in a skip when the old Wesleyan Chapel in Easterton was converted into a house. What are such pieces of needlework called?   This was a sampler.
 11) This Book of Common Prayer was awarded to James Kyte of Easterton from the Bishop Tanner Bequest. Of where was Bishop Tanner the bishop?   Bishop Tanner was Bishop of St Asaph in North Wales. His father had been Vicar of Market Lavington (which included Easterton) and Bishop Tanner was born in Market Lavington.
 12) This sketch of 1902 shows an Easterton property nearing completion. What is the name of this house?   This is Paxton Cottage which is near the jam factory.
 13) These jams were made at the Easterton jam factory in 1985 to celebrate a royal visit. Which member of the Royal Family was it that visited Easterton?   Princess Ann visited the jam factory in 1985.


14 – The Homestead

15 – Willoughbys

16 – The Manor House

17 – The Village Pump

18 – The Royal oak

19) The Old Wesleyan Chapel

20 Easterton Village Hall