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1. Wiltshire Breakfast
This photographic exhibition explores the agricultural story of Wiltshire from farming to food production and shops. Illustrations for this exhibition are drawm from the Wiltshire Historic Photograph Collection adn Museums across the County.
[View More...]2. A is for Apple
Information about the restoration work underway at the LAckham Estate Orchard
[View More...]3. B is for Bats
Eleven species of bat can be found in the buildings of the Lackham Museum of Agriculture and Rural Life. Information about the bats and how to contact the local bat group is given.
[View More...]4. D is for Dairy
One half of Wiltshire's 'chalk and cheese' farming history is explained
[View More...]5. G is for Granary
Lackham is fortunate to have two traditional Wiltshire granaries which today house Museum displays.
[View More...]6. I is for Identify
Enjoy this picture quiz of old agricultural equipment
[View More...]7. L is for Lackham Museum of Agriculture and Rural Life Trust
This charitable Trust was initially formed in 2000 through combining members of the Friends of Lackham Museum and the Wiltshire Life Society. In a unique partnership, the newly created Wiltshire College generously agreed to manage the Museum collections on behalf of the Trust and secure its long-term future.
[View More...]8. N is for North Wiltshire Cheese
Information and a recipe for North Wiltshire cheese.
[View More...]9. O is for Overtime Tractor
The story of Waterloo Boy, the Museum's early gasoline powered tractor
[View More...]10. P is for Portable Engine
Information about the Brown and May portable engine and plans for its restoration
[View More...]11. Q is for Queen Bee
Find out about the bees and hives around Lackham College
[View More...]12. R is for Reybridge Waterwheel
This overshot waterwheel was once situated downstream where it was used by the farm.
[View More...]13. S is for Shepherd's Lambing Hut
Once a common sight on Salisbury Plain, this example has been moved to the Museum.
[View More...]14. T is for Threshing Barn
Used to house several displays, the Museum's Burderop Barn is a fine example of an early 18th Century thatched threshing barn.
[View More...]15. V is for Village Pump
Find out how this device was used to facilitate daily life.
[View More...]16. Y is for Yew
Find out about the lengthy yew hedge and its topiary.
[View More...]17. Z is for Zammy
Wiltshire has a rich local dialect. You can find out about this unique part of the County's heritage here.
[View More...]18. Lackham Museum of Agriculture and Rural Life
Housed at Wiltshire College Lackham Campus, this museum has a wealth of information and artefacts relating to Wiltshire's rurual heritage.
[View More...]19. Market Lavington - Town and Plain
Find out about Market Lavington's unique position at the edge of Salisbury Plain.
[View More...]20. Market Lavington Photo Gallery
Browse through some of Market Lavington Village Museum's outstanding collection of old photographs.