Monday, 20 October 2014

Museum’s Spooky Cake and Produce Sale

It’s that time of the year again. On Friday 31 October, from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm, Fairlynch volunteers will be using their spell-binding charms as they offer a range of ghostly goodies for sale to celebrate Halloween and raise funds for the museum.

Monster marshmallows, spectral sponges and petrifying preserves are just some of the creepy creations dreamt up by museum stewards and supporters, who will be dressed in suitably bewitching costumes.

There will also be what are described as ghoulish games in the museum garden, weather permitting.

If anyone would like to support us by contributing cakes, cookies, preserves etc, the museum will be open for deliveries from 10.00 am - 12 midday on the day, or collection can be arranged in advance by calling Chris on 07766 218940.

Fairlynch Museum is recording for its archives any reports of ghostly occurrences in the local area.  East Budleigh’s Salem Chapel and Tidwell House on the outskirts of Budleigh Salterton are just two of the places which some people believe to be haunted.  The poet Meg Peacocke, who revisited the town recently, recalled being told by artist Joyce Dennys about ghostly happenings in her home at Lion House, on Fore Street Hill.  The sound of footsteps made by a former resident, a retired sea captain, were regularly heard although he had died a century earlier.

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