Market Lavington Museum

The History Walk (A Potter in the Past)

Our history walk in Market Lavington takes place this coming Sunday starting at 10.30 from Market Lavington Museum.

This walk will feature some of the traders in the village and others who might be considered to have been movers and shakers. We’ll include members of the Welch family, the Merritts, the Neates, the Bakers and the Mullings amongst others. If you want further information about these families then use the ‘search this site’ option available from the home page – .

One of the other people mentioned will be Harry Hobbs who ran a shop in the village after his career as a bus driver was curtailed by an accident in the bus depot. Our photo shows Harry Hobbs with his charabanc and passengers in Salisbury where a photographer took pictures as the coaches headed to the coast and had prints ready for the return journey later the same day.

Harry Hobbs with his charabanc in Salisbury - a photo at Market Lavington Museum

Harry’s daughter still lives at the old shop on High Street, premises which were once occupied by members of the Mullings family.

The Green Dragon are providing sausage and chips to walkers who want them and that means your £2 fee for walking all goes to the museum. Thanks again to our friends at the Green Dragon for giving walkers their food for what promises to be a very good morning.

We look forward to seeing you.