Fairlynch Museum News
- Lower Otter Valley Local Heritage Assets Listing Project
- The Great War at Fairlynch: The Race for the Sea 17 Sept 22 November 1914
- Fairlynch Museum Friend's Trust to support young musicians
- Mapping old Budleigh Salterton
- Thirty years of lacemaking congratulations to Sue Morgan!
- The Great War at Fairlynch: The disaster of Coronel 1 November 1914
- The Home Front in Devon during 1914 Dr Richard Batten
- World War One was no picnic for teddy bears
- Fairlynch visited by millions! or even billions!!
- Kids get wheelie good view of Tour from Fairlynch lawn
- Kate Adie and Fairlynch Great War deckchair star in Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
- Fishing for the Navy
- Budleigh in Books: Part 4
- Rhyncosaur Day success at Fairlynch
- Delderfield Plaque unveiled
The Carter Library at Fairlynch Museum
By: Michael Downes
Added: 08 May 2012
We still need more stewards, but it's good to report that the number of vacant posts on the Museum's General Committee is falling.
Now the Library is to benefit from having its own researcher who has just joined the Fairlynch team.
Ron Dobrée, pictured above, moved back recently from the Reading area with his wife Val to live in Knowle. From an accounting background with his own practice, he spent his early years near Bampton and is pleased to be back in the West Country. The couple have two daughters and four grand-children.
Ron is taking up the post of Researcher in the Carter Library, having had previous experience with an indexing project for the Berkshire Record Office http://www.berkshirerecordoffice.org.uk/ and more recently in transcribing parish records for a joint project between the Berkshire Record Office and the Berkshire Family History Society http://www.berksfhs.org.uk/cms/
He has also had 20 years' experience of researching his own family genealogy and is a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies http://www.one-name.org/
Appointments to use the Carter Library can be made by direct contact with Ron via email (please quote Fairlynch in the subject line) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre is one of the very few thatched museums in the UK. The building, a typical example of a 'marine cottage orné' and Grade II listed, dates from 181......