Market Lavington Museum

Market Lavington and Easterton in World War One


This little book has been put together by our curator, Rog Frost.

An entirely different group, the Lavington and District First World War Commemoration Group raised funds so that a copy could be given to every house in Market Lavington. Easterton raised funds separately so that a copy could go to every house in that village.

The book takes a year by year approach to how the war made an impact on our area and themes include ‘Our Boys’, ‘Men from Overseas’, ‘The Home Front’ and ‘After the War’.

The front cover of the book shows a 1916 scene in Market Lavington with Australian troops marching along High Street.

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Front cover of the Market Lavington and Easterton in World War One bookj

 

The rear cover provides a summary of the book alongside men of Easterton who were a part of the 1st/4th Wiltshire regiment.

Rear cover - it features men from Easterton

Rear cover – it features men from Easterton

Many of the photos used in the book are black and white, but where appropriate colour has been used as seen in a sample page below which also features Canadian soldiers and their very early armoured cars at Pond Farm Camp. This camp was on Salisbury Plain above Easterton.

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An inside page. Colour was used where appropriate

A few books will be on sale at the museum at a price of £2.50