Market Lavington Museum

Farewell Nancy

The sad news, just before Christmas, was that Nancy Cooper had died. Her funeral, delayed so that relatives from around the world could be here, was yesterday.

Nancy was not born in the village. She was a Lancashire lass and retained her accent to the end. Some people used to call her Nancy of the North.

But Nancy worked hard for her adopted home, both in terms of job and in voluntary work.

She was appointed to a clerical job at the old Market Lavington School and in 1971 her employment was transferred to the new St Barnabas School.

Nancy is appointed to St Barnabas School in 1971

Nancy is appointed to St Barnabas School in 1971

After Nancy officially retired she took up work at the Lavington Services shop showing wonderful knowledge of the hardware trade.

But in terms of voluntary work, Nancy was to be seen at the Day Centre – cheerful, smiling and chatty as she beavered away.

Several items have been given to the museum and Nancy has featured more than once on this blog.

A real character, Nancy will be missed in the village.