Okehampton museum urges residents to share royal memorabilia

By Sarah Pitt   |   Reporter   |
Sunday 24th April 2022 6:00 am
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The Museum of Dartmoor Life is staging an exhibition of memorabilia loaned by Okehampton residents to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.

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AN APPEAL has been made to residents of the north Dartmoor and Okehampton area to share memorabilia connected with the Queen for a special exhibition to mark the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Museum of Dartmoor Life, in West Street in Okehampton, is asking people to have a rummage in cupboards and drawers for any treasures connected with Her Majesty. The museum would need to borrow them from the beginning of June until the start of September.

Curator Kristy Turner said the show was very much about involving those living in the north Dartmoor and Okehampton areas in honouring the Queen’s reign, which goes down in UK history as the longest ever.

Kirsty said: ‘To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of our Queen here at the Museum of Dartmoor Life, we would like to hold a joint exhibition with the people of Okehampton and Dartmoor.

‘Do you have anything Royal to share with us? A photo with a member of the Royal Family, an award presented to you, memorabilia connected to any royal event or a memory that you would like to share. It can be serious or silly, we are interested in everything.’

Please get in touch with Kristy Turner at the museum either by email at [email protected] or by popping into the museum to find out more.

‘We would want to have any items from the beginning of June until the beginning of September and great care would be taken of everything on loan,’ added Kristy.


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