Football Season

Football Season

In late November 1921, the football season was well underway. Reports of the matches in the Tiverton and District Association League Charity Cup appeared regularly in the Gazette. This describes the match between Tiverton Athletic and Silverton: ‘a large crowd saw a...

Armistice Day

Armistice Day

On November 11th 1920, the War Memorial Library was opened in the building which previously served as the Angel Hotel. The Gazette reports how the Library was used during its first year: 2173 volumes in the library of which 500 are fiction 5289 books were issued of...

Join the Team

Join the Team

Position: Learning and Participation Officer Organisation: Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life Location: Tiverton, Devon, UK Closing date: 9am Monday 29th November 2021 Job Type: 2 year fixed term contract, full time (37.5 hours per week) Salary: £25,000 Tiverton Museum...

Carnival Season

Carnival Season

Towards the end of October there were reports of the ‘Carnival Season’ in the Gazette. Although just over the border into Somerset, the long established Dulverton Carnival, was described in some detail. It was a 3 day celebration in 1921 and included amongst others ‘a...

Join Our Trustees

Join Our Trustees

Are you looking for a new, fulfilling challenge? Would you like to bring your skills and experience to make a real difference to the future success of an important local museum? We’re seeking new people to join our board of trustees.  No specialist knowledge of...

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

The Tiverton Gazette published on October 4th 1921 reports on local Harvest festivities. Apart from Tiverton itself, various celebrations took place that week in Uffculme, Halberton, Culmstock, Stoodleigh, Lurley. Witheridge and Templeton. They all spoke of well...

Pumpkin Carving Competition

Pumpkin Carving Competition

Show us your pumpkin carving skills this Halloween for your chance to WIN museum membership and a £20 spend in our gift shop! The rules are simple! Carve a pumpkin. Get creative! Spooky faces, bats, ghosts, ghouls, all welcome! Bring it to the museum on Wednesday 27th...

People’s Park

People’s Park

People's Park was established to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 as the first of Tiverton’s three public parks. The core of the park was an area of land called Govett’s Field, with an adjoining piece of land added. The purchase of the land was...

The Hadow Medal

The Hadow Medal

Towards the end of September, the Gazette published the prizes and awards gained at Tiverton Technical, Science and Art School for 1920-1921. The prizes were awarded in ‘sections’ which included Art, Craft-work, Trade, Manual, Science, Domestic as well as Commercial...

The Ner-a-Car comes to Tiverton

The Ner-a-Car comes to Tiverton

On September 3rd 1921 the Gazette reported that ‘much interest was aroused in Tiverton....by the appearance of a Ner-a-Car, a new form of motorcycle incorporating many car principles’. The following week, an accident was noted between a Ner-a-Car and a lorry. ‘The...

Journeys

Journeys

From August 23rd, you are invited to take a journey around the museum which ends in the cab of the Tivvy Bumper. A hundred years ago, this advert on the front page of the Tiverton Gazette, encouraged local residents to take holidays by train to London, Reading or...

A history of fundraising for the National School building

A history of fundraising for the National School building

Raising money for the buildings in which the Museum stands is nothing new. The National Schools, one for Boys and one for Girls were opened in 1841. As early as 1843 there are newspaper reports for fundraising events. In 1845 the Schools are described as being in an...