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 August 2016 click here: August 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 August 2016:
1826 Proposed Turnpike Road from Northampton to Bedford via Lavendon – 1876 Servant absented himself on second day at work and returned intoxicated and abusive – 1886 Lavendon man prosecuted for not having his children vaccinated – 1896 Lavendon man summonsed for being drunk in charge of two horses and a wagon – 1916 Lavendon man fined for easy riding on footpath – 1936 Lavendon residents excused rates due to poverty; new Lavendon water supply switched on; Olney Road culvert fell in while new gas mains being laid; Parish Council discussed disposal of bier house, need for footpath in Northampton Road; new water tap in the cemetery now that water supply has arrived in Lavendon – 1946 Lavendon Gymkhana and Flower Show held on 31st August; Lavendon farm-worker attacked by two boys who escaped from Approved School.