RNLI Time Capsule Drop in Session

RNLI Time Capsule Drop in Session - Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum

24 August 2019 24 August 2019

When: 24 August 2019
Where: Kingsbridge Library
Time: 09:30 - 13:00
Cost: Free Admission
Suitable for: Any age

As part of the Celebrations for 150 years of the Salcombe RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum and Salcombe Maritime Museum are collecting material from local people to go in a time capsule to be installed in the base of two commemorative statues (created by local sculptor Jim Martins), one in Kingsbridge and one in Salcombe. We are looking for items of memorabilia that tell the story of your town and /or your families, both now and in the past. Family photographs, family trees and documents, particularly from those with connections to the lifeboat and rescue services, as well as local trades, will be very welcome. Please call into Kingsbridge Library on Saturday 24 August  between 9.30am and 1.00pm or Salcombe Library Thursday 22 August between 1.15pm and 5.30pm.

Items should NOT be any larger than 5cm high or 35cm long. Please ensure all photographs have captions and explanation as to why you would like it to be included. We also need a name and a contact number. If you can’t make these dates, but still want to donate items, please contact the relevant museum directly (Kingsbridge 01548 853235) Salcombe (01548 854108). Please do not leave unsolicited donations at the museums, as they will not be considered for the capsule and will not be kept. Any further questions or queries please do get in touch. 

Photo information: P00139 – 1920 (circa) Lifeboat day on Whitestrand slipway, Salcombe. Shows lifeboat Sarah Ann Holden, lifeboatmen and women with collecting boxes. Crew included Coxswain Distin. J A L Fairweather Series.

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