Market Lavington Museum

The Schoolmaster’s House in 1984


Today we are featuring our museum building just before it was the museum.

In the 1950s it stopped being a home and in the 1960s it became part of Market Lavington School.

St Barnabas School opened in the early 1970s and the old house became derelict.

It was Peggy Gye’s vision that saw it become a museum – and it needed vision. Just look at the state it had got into.

Market lavington - the School House in 1984

Market Lavington – the School House in 1984

That was February 1984. But a team of workers transformed it. We see some of them here.

The team who conerted nthe School House into Market Lavington Museum

The team who converted the School House into Market Lavington Museum

There’s a strange bit of ghosting on that picture.

It would be good to know who these people were who did so much work converting the old wreck into our lovely museum.