Run a Smock

Run a Smock

The Devon County Show was held in Newton Abbot in 1924. It moved around the County until it found a more permanent home in Exeter on Exhibition Fields, Whipton in 1956. It moved to West Point in 1990. Archie Tremlett was born in 1891 in Silverton and was to become at...

Religious Education

Religious Education

In May 1924, the Baptist Minister and the Curate from St Peter’s were asked to ‘test the efficiency of the religious teaching given in the (Elementary) schools. The syllabus had been approved by Tiverton Education Committee. At Bolham, the singing was ‘especially...

Radio Fun

Radio Fun

During 1924, this was a regular weekly column keeping readers up to date with the latest technology. As well as reporting the King’s speech, he directs readers to the current edition of the Radio Times which gives details of how the broadcast was achieved. He had also...

A House in the Country

A House in the Country

Tiverton has a long and proud housing history starting in the 16th century. John Greenway and John Waldron, both wealthy, but philanthropic, wool merchants, built their almshouses, looked after today, by the Tiverton Almshouse Trust. In the early 17th century, George...

Jamborees

Jamborees

There were several articles in the Gazette of late March 1924 referring to the Wolf Cubs Jamboree. Parents and local people had been very supportive with funding for their new hut and the Cubs wanted to demonstrate how well the building was being used. There were...

Interpretation Plan Consultant

Interpretation Plan Consultant

We are seeking a consultant to develop an outline interpretation strategy for Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. This will steer future improvements in managing and sharing our heritage and will involve significant community consultation to ensure we do so in a...

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...