Fairlynch Museum Christmas Shopping ideas!

Fairlynch Museum Christmas Shopping ideas! - Fairlynch Museum Budleigh Salterton

By: Clare Suttie
Added: 06 December 2021

The Fairlynch Museum in Budleigh Salterton closed its doors for 2021 at the end of October - but fear not, you can still do some Christmas shopping and support us by visiting our online shop. Find some fun, different and distinctly local gifts. 

How about a set of three hand drawn maps by former Budleigh Salterton graphic artist Harry Lane? The maps, produced fromTithe and early Ordnance Survey maps and other historical references, show how the town in 1842, 1890 and 1933. 

For something completely different - how about A History And Guide To Collecting Ladies' Antique Skirt Lifters, By Carole Ann Walker?

Skirt Lifters show the ingenuity of Victorian, Edwardian (and some earlier) inventors to raise ladies’ long skirts above the filth and muck of the roads and walk ways. They come in a wide variety of very delightful designs, patents and mechanisms. They are small items that can be displayed very effectively or stored in small cabinets.

Up until now there has been little information on the subject. The aim of this book is to give prospective collectors and those interested in the history of such items an insight in to the fascinating world of skirt lifters.

The author, Carole, is a member of the History Committee and enjoys her role as a steward at Fairlynch.

Our final suggestion is another book - Joyce Dennys and Budleigh Salterton , An Artist's Life and Work in her Place and Times , 1893 to 1991. 

Joyce Dennys lived for eighty of her ninety-seven years in Budleigh Salterton. For much of that time she did so in unwilling disguise as Mrs Evans the doctor’s wife. As her real self Joyce Dennys – the illustrator, humorist, cartoonist and writer she produced work that would have been familiar to almost everyone between the 1920s and 1950s – especially to those who took the Sketch regularly..

It was not until after 1965 following the death of her husband known locally as Doctor Tom that she was able at the age of seventy-two to concentrate on painting for her own satisfaction.

We are very grateful to Carole and Sarah for allowing us to sell these books for the benefit of the Fairlynch Museum.

Visit the Fairlynch shop online at: https://www.devonmuseums.net/Fairlynch-Museum/E-Commerce/  for these and other gift ideas.