Market Lavington Museum

The Big Picnic


The Big Picnic is another case of recording the present for future generations. The Sunday of the Diamond Jubilee weekend was not the best day for weather – but a big picnic went ahead inside the Community Hall. It didn’t seem to dampen the sense of fun as a large community gathered to consume their own food and drink, surrounded by friends and family.

The chair of Market Lavington Parish Council and family at The Big Picnic

There we have the chair of our Parish Council, along with his wife and mother-in-law.

There were several tables, which filled and emptied and refilled as people came and went.

Of course, it’s the people who dress up who make the star photos – the ones which we might hope will be on display in the museum when King William V celebrates his Silver Jubilee in the distant future.

What a splendid waistcoat

What style!

Of course, people like these two can help form a wrong impression – they were the exception rather than the rule at the Market Lavington Big Picnic.

Most people were more normally dressed whether young or old. That bouncy castle was a big hit with the youngsters.

These are just a few of the photos which will be stored for posterity.