Sunday, 12 July 2015

A Fireship on the Lawn

Visitors to Fairlynch may be puzzled on seeing this colourful panel in the Museum’s front garden. All will be revealed if they buy their copy of The Times of their Lives, the second in the Heroes of the Jurassic Coast series of adventure stories set in East Devon.

The stories are written by pupils of St Peter’s, Drake’s and Otterton primary schools with the help of their teachers and the support of a guest writer.

The first of various murals which illustrate scenes in this latest book was featured in an earlier blog post  here

This panel in the Museum garden relates to Chapter One, entitled ‘The Fireship’ and was painted by students from Exmouth Community College.

Can’t you can just hear and see the “devastating battle cries with boats bursting into flames, wild flames that were swirling and spinning out of control” and the “constant firing of the hurtling cannon balls”?  

Sir Francis Drake makes an appearance in this chapter, written by pupils from St Peter’s. I won’t say any more. Just buy the book. It’s on sale at £5 at various outlets in Budleigh Salterton.  

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