Look after the pennies….

Look after the pennies….

If you read the text of this advert for Savings Certificates, it gives a very good idea of family life in 1924. If the family kept to its savings plan, the £310 it would have saved by 1934 is equivalent to just under £28,000 today. A search of the Museum catalogue...

Public Conveyance

Public Conveyance

In late February 1924, Croscols, a bus company, wrote seeking permission from the Town Council, to start a daily bus service between Bampton and Tiverton. They proposed using a 20 seater bus and were offering to submit a timetable. They felt that the service would be...

Structural Survey of a roof prior to installing photovoltaic panels

Structural Survey of a roof prior to installing photovoltaic panels

We are seeking a consultant to undertake a structural roof survey for Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. The survey will be undertaken prior to applying for planning permission and listed building consent for installing photovoltaic panels. Read the tender for full...

Building Energy Audit

Building Energy Audit

We are seeking a consultant to develop a Building Energy Audit for Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. It will enable any short term improvements to be made through operational changes, and will enable for us to plan for zero carbon master planning as part of our...

‘Witticisms’ at the Electric

‘Witticisms’ at the Electric

In February 1924, a series of lectures and demonstrations in practical cookery were given in the Electric Theatre. They were promoted by Brown & Polson’s, then a famous Scottish flour maker. The Mayor welcomed Mrs Eva Davies, the demonstrator and included, in his...

Canadian Adventures

Canadian Adventures

In the 1920s, Canada was very keen to attract people working in agriculture to settle in their country. There was plenty of land available particularly in the centre of the country. In 1922 the Empire Resettlement Act gave assistance with travel and resettlement to...

Tiverton Beagles

Tiverton Beagles

At this time of year, the Gazette reports on the various Hunts taking place locally. Tiverton Beagles feature most weeks and at the beginning of January 1924, they describe the Meets they held over the Christmas period. They were invited to join the Otter Vale Beagles...

Conservation Management Plan Consultant

Conservation Management Plan Consultant

We are seeking a consultant to develop a Conservation Management Plan for Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. It will help create a clearer understanding of all aspects of the significance of the Museum site, the historic former school and associated buildings, but not...

Evaluation Consultant

Evaluation Consultant

We are seeking an Evaluation Consultant to undertake evaluation of Strengthening Our Foundations; Securing Our Future project for Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. The evaluation report will include all aspects of the project, and will be used to demonstrate the...

Community Consultation

Community Consultation

We are seeking proposals for undertaking significant community consultation and producing a report to steer our redevelopment plans, including visitor facilities at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. The report will inform other work being commissioned as part of this...

Motorbike Trials

Motorbike Trials

The London to Exeter Trial was first run in 1910 when it attracted 71 riders. During the 1923 trial, the weather was bad, it rained very heavily and ‘the roads, already very bad, were converted into a horrible quagmire’. Motorcycle ownership greatly increased at the...

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas… a Museum Tale

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas… a Museum Tale

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the museum, Not a creature was stirring, you couldn’t even see ‘em. The stockings were hung on exhibits with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.   The children had visited all through December,...