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Button from a military tunic belonging to a member of the Tavistock Volunteer Corps

Military Button

Recently donated to the museum by a Tavistock resident, this small button comes from a military tunic and is about the size of a 20p piece. It is a rare – possibly unique – survivor from the days when the Tavistock Volunteer Corps helped defend our shores from a French invasion force.

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Victorian porcelain pot lid from T.E. Pearce, a chemist trading in Tavistock

Pearce Potlid

The Museum has received a generous donation of a rare late-Victorian pot lid, which dates from the 1880s. The lid was found in a garden in Egham, Surrey and is only the second pot lid from a Tavistock business known.

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Building works outside Tavistock Museum

Building Work Starts

A contractor A D Williams was appointed by the Tavistock Town Council earlier this month and they have now started work on the dry rot repairs at the Tavistock Museum.

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7m high down pipe before and after replacement

Roof Drainage Improvements

This autumn roof drainage improvements have been carried out on the Guildhall Square side of the museum building. Two of the original downpipes have been replaced with new larger diameter pipework and two new gutter boxes have been installed at roof level.

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United Reform Church Sunday School banner

Sunday School Banner Comes To Tavistock Museum

A large banner previously displayed in the United Reform Church at Tavistock has found a new home at Tavistock Museum. The cloth banner shows a painting of the imposing Congregational Church, a gothic structure with a tall spire, built in 1873 which once was a feature of Duke Street.

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