The Real Donald Crowhurst

The Real Donald Crowhurst - Teign Heritage Centre Home to Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum

13 February 2018 28 February 2018

When: 13 February 2018 to 28 February 2018
Where: Teign Heritage Centre
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Cost: Museum entry £2.50, children free with an adult
Suitable for: Any age

Our display about the tragic story of lone yachtsman Donald Crowhurst coincides with the opening on general arelease of the feature film "The Mercy", starring Colin Firth as Crowhurst and Rachel Weisz as Clare Crowhurst. This film portrays the event which happened 50 years ago.

Teignmouth was the location in October 1968 where Crowhurst began his round the world voyage on his trimaran, named the Teignmouth Electron. 

We are showing original photos, newspaper articles and oral memories of the 1968 event, together with memories of the tragic news in July 1969. We also show photos of the filming in Teignmouth in 2016 when local people took part as extras.

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