Market Lavington Museum

Wiltshire does its bit


Our title is also the title of the latest ‘Wiltshire at War’ touring exhibition which opened at Mere recently.

It is a lovely display of information and photos about how Wiltshire folk supported the war effort,

Two parts of the display are directly related to Market Lavington and Easterton.

The first concerns the jam factory at Easterton who supplied troops and the home market at a time when trade was made hard across the oceans.

image002This is a section of the piece that has been created by Emma who heads up this project.

The other local part concerns ‘Our Day’ which was a charity market raising funds for the British Red Cross. It took place in November 1915.

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We’ll look forward to seeing all of this display in Market Lavington and Easterton if at all possible.