Lavendon in the News – Vintage extracts from local newspapers of the past
Vintage newspaper extracts give us a great insight into the daily life and times of our Lavendon village residents in years gone by. They also remind us just how much easier our modern day lives can be now, compared to the past. Some extracts are undoubtedly amusing to our modern eyes, but others can be quite dramatic and sad, often reflecting hard times.
To see the detailed vintage news and anniversaries from many years ago for the month of June 2016 click here: June 2016 Anniversaries (as summarized below).
To see much more vintage news, go to the main monthly listing by clicking here: Vintage Newspaper Extracts
The following is a summary of vintage newspaper extracts and anniversaries for the month of June 2016:
1866: Charles Fairy, a waggoner and native of Lavendon met with a fatal accident at Wellingborough Mills – 1896: Lavendon men summoned for neglecting to have their children vaccinated; report of the first anniversary of the new Union Chapel at Lavendon – 1906: Sunday School anniversary services in the Union Chapel – 1916: Various Lavendon cases at the Newport Pagnell Petty Sessions; Private J Green of the Bedfordshire Regiment wounded – 1936: Old-time dance proceeds to fund Ambulance cadet uniforms; Mrs Shakeshaft of Castle Road fell down the stairs; Church wedding of Miss Frances Tompkins and reception in Ambulance Hall; Hospital Sunday parade from New Row to Harrold Road corner with church service and band playing around the memorial; Mr Bristow, Head Master of Lavendon School, elected to represent East Anglia on the Rural Schools Committee of the NUT; Grand Prix motor-cycle races at Costor Pits south of Lavendon Mill – 1946: Lavendon’s Victory Day celebrations well observed with fancy dress parade, children’s tea party, concert and evening dance; British Legion Whit Sunday parade; an inaugural meeting of the Women’s Section of the Lavendon branch of the British Legion – 19 members enrolled; four Council houses at Lavendon due to be completed in about three weeks.