In aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance and local projects
Gates Open 10 am - 5 pm daily. Parking Free.
The Elisha Field, Drove Lane, Market Lavington SN10 4NT
The Market Lavington Vintage Meet Family Fun Weekend will be held on the Elisha Field, Drove Lane, Market Lavington, Wiltshire SN10 4NT on Saturday & Sunday July 11th & 12th 2020. It will have displays of traction engines both large and miniature. Lord Roberts (pictured above) will be with us celebrating her 120th anniversary. Also stationary engines, vintage and classic cars & motorcycles, vintage tractors, military & commercial vehicles, military re-enactment & living history groups, demonstrations, models & collectables. There will also be trade & craft stalls, arena events including a fun dog show, beer tent, catering, brass band, entertainment and activities for the whole family.
Opening times: 10am - 5pm Sat & Sun. Free Parking.
Camping is available for exhibitors only. No glass containers please. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Dogs must not be left in cars.
Please approach the event site from the south (High Street, B3098) only. There is no access whatsoever from the North, regardless of GPS and SatNav guidance. No alcohol is to be brought into the event by visitors. This event may be subject to change or cancellation. You are advised to check with the organisers or on our facebook page, twitter and Instagram @mlvintagemeet, email@example.com prior to the start of the event.
Market Lavington used to have its own factory, producing award winning steam engines, on the site of what is now the Scout Hall. However, Mr Cambridge the inventor of the eponymous clod breaking roller, needed more space and better communications so the factory was moved to Bristol.
Rallies used to be organised on The Elisha Field by Mr John Kyte for a number of years and many in the village still remember those days. A group of organisers decided to resurrect the event in 2018 with the support of the Parish Council. Due to its success the event now takes place on the 2nd weekend of July each year.
The Market Lavington Vintage Meet will have displays of traction engines, stationary engines, miniature steam engines, vintage and classic cars & motorcycles, military & commercial vehicles, military re-enactment & living history groups and vintage tractors. There will also be trade & craft stalls, arena events, beer tent, catering, brass band, entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Official photos can be found at https://jjbimages.blogspot.com/2012/08/market-lavington-vintage-meet.html
Was the second year for the Lavington Vintage meet,
if you didn't go then all I can say is you missed a treat.
With something for young and old almost guaranteed.
John Kyte in the 70's I know it was, planted the seed.
Held a party for his friends on a Spring weekend,
money raised to Lavington football club he did send.
Early in the Spring, at the start of the rally season,
friends would socialise, for fun that was the reason.
Now Parish Council have recreated the event,
on a much bigger and fancier scale, I must vent.
John I know would be thrilled if he could see,
some of his old friends attending including me.
I have been lucky to have been both years now,
already looking forward to next year and how.
Both years have been different, even each day,
no-one can say they have seen it all, no way.
It's quite a small event some people might say,
it can't get much bigger hope it stays that way.
The way it is it's like a big family gathering affair,
you'll know what I mean by that if you were there.
Check out this great video. Our thanks to Matthew Williams.
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(5 - 15) CHILD UNDER 5 FREE
(2 adults & 2 Children)
(over 65, disabled) carers Free
In full time education, not employed
Please do not approach the event site from the North. There is no vehicular access, regardless of Sat Nav instructions.
Post Code: SN10 4NT
GPS Coordinates: 51° 17' 38.468" N 1° 58' 46.906" W
What3Words coordinates: ///offhand.offstage.prawn
From Devizes and the North: Take A360 south from Devizes. Follow for 3.7 miles. Turn left onto Broadway. Follow for 1.5 miles. Take 2nd exit off roundabout onto Grove Road. Follow to next roundabout. Take 1st exit onto Church Street. Follow through Market Lavington Village. Take 1st exit off mini roundabout. Take next road left onto Drove Lane and follow to car park.
From Easterton and the East: Take B3098 and follow through Easterton Village. Turn right onto Drove Lane and follow to car park.
From West Lavington and the South: Take A360 north. Follow through West Lavington Village. Turn right onto B3098 (Lavington Lane). Follow for .7 mile to roundabout, take 2nd exit onto Church Street. Follow through Market Lavington Village. 1st exit off mini roundabout. Take next road left onto Drove Lane and follow to car park.
From Westbury and the West: Take the B3098 to West Lavington. Straight across staggered crossroads (junction with A360) on to Lavington Lane. Follow for .7 mile to roundabout, take 2nd exit onto Church Street. Follow through Market Lavington Village. 1st exit off mini roundabout. Take next road left onto Drove Lane and follow to car park.