The theme of the 2014 Costume Exhibition is ‘Fashion in the 1920s’, illustrated by this display of a dress shop interior.
Included in the Lace Room display are items made by a former Fairlynch lacemaker, recently donated to the Museum by her niece who lives in the USA.
Also in the Costume Room is a display of dolls and toys entitled ‘Hidden Treasures.’
L-r. Iris Ansell, Laurence Scullion and Dr James Scullion. Previously involved with the Bowes Museum, Durham, Laurence is helping the Fairlynch costume department with restoration work.
Detailed research for the Exhibition has been carried out on local residents of the Lower Otter Valley who were involved with the 1914-18 World Conflict.
The 'Great War at Fairlynch' has benefited from a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Also at the Preview Evening were Fairlynch Chairman Roger Sherriff, left, and Museum Secretary Michael Downes
The south wall of the Priscilla Carter Room, much admired by guests, was designed by the Bristol-based firm of Smith and Jones Design Consultants http://www.smithandjones.co.uk/
Click on the image to see the whole wall.
The 2014 exhibitions close on 30 September. Opening hours are 2.00-4.30 pm Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free.