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 attended services – in Witheridge they were ‘crowded’! Templeton had a weekday service followed by tea and a dance and all reported various musical or choral entertainments.
The Museum, as reflected in its title of ‘Mid Devon Life’, has an important collection relating to all aspects of agriculture in the area. There are many unusual farming implements from the past, carts and waggons, cider making apparatus (like the cider bucket pictured!) and many, many more. Our photo catalogue and archives also hold pictures and documents of interest, some of which are displayed in the Museum.
The photo shows Tiverton Congregational Church decorated for Harvest.