Week 7: A Barnstaple Benefactor

This week I have been occupied in celebrating the 90th birthday of Keith Abraham, one of the museum's staunchest, and most generous supporters.  Keith is following in the footsteps of our founder, William Frederick Rock  in his generosity to the people of Barnstaple. Keith Noel Abraham was born in Hedge End, on the outskirts of … Continue reading Week 7: A Barnstaple Benefactor

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Week 6: Time for a Party!

Even though we are only 6 weeks into our building programme, this week marked the half way point for our Pop-Up museum. Sadie, our Activity Plan Programme Coordinator, organised a party for all the people who have contributed stories and information about our five themes for the new Social History Gallery and 45 people came … Continue reading Week 6: Time for a Party!

Week 5: A D-Day Digression.

Of course there has still been a lot happening on site at the Museum, but this week I'd like to talk a bit about another project that affects museums in North Devon.  To keep you going here's a rather strange panorama of our building site, taken by leaning out of my office window... Next year … Continue reading Week 5: A D-Day Digression.