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Previous Window Displays 2020

Window Display January 2020

Our Window Display for January 2020  features  books about Cornwall and The Cornish, sponsored by Sue Appleby.

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 Sue Appleby, who visited the Museum during May 2019, is the author of the book,The Cornish in the Caribbean, a valuable and fascinating contribution to the history of the Cornish who moved to the West Indies. Whilst it is well known that many Cornish men and women moved overseas this is the first study to tell the stories of some of those who moved to the Caribbean. Whilst some became wealthy plantation owners, others were servants and labourers or members of the armed services. Cornish officers and crew sailed on the Falmouth Packet Service ships which took mail to and from the Caribbean. As Methodism was strong in Cornwall, missionaries and their wives went to the Caribbean to evangelise the enslaved and also the newly free. Not surprisingly, as mining declined in Cornwall the greatest contribution the Cornish made to the Caribbean were their mining skills.

Thank you to Sue Appleby for supporting the Museum by sponsoring the window display, to Lost in books for supplying the books, to Issy Bettin, Ian Gillett, Maggie Lancaster and Peter Best for their help with additional ideas and props for the display.

  Our feature book: The Cornish in the Caribbean from the 17th to 19th centuries, by Sue Appleby, published by Matador ISBN 978 1 78901 713 7 is available from Lost in Books, Quay St, Lostwithiel. 

You can read more about Sue and her latest book on her website.

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Window Display June 2020

 Our  window display  for June / July 2020  featured  FOSB (Friends of St Bartholomew’s Church) who are celebrating their 25th anniversary.
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The Friends of St Bartholomew's Church Lostwithiel (FOSB) is a registered charity, founded in 1995,  that provides an agency through which those who have been married, christened or attended concerts in the church, and local residents or visitors who value the building, its history and its traditions, can help maintain the fabric of this lovely building for the benefit of present and future generations.

FOSB's mission is to raise money for the maintenance of St Bartholomew's Church, Lostwithiel.

Activities FOSB organises a range of events throughout the year appealing to different interest groups in the catchment area of town as well as remoter supporters and visitors. The purpose of these events is not only to raise money, but to increase public awareness of FOSB's mission and to recruit new Friends. In addition, FOSB raises money directly by soliciting one-off as well as regular donations by standing order, Gift Aided when possible. Legacies are always welcome.

Achievements   Over recent years, thanks to their supporters, the Friends have been able to make grants to St Bartholomew's PCC amounting to £104,215 towards upgrading the church electrics (£5,000), renovating the vestry (£3,215), restoring the church roof (£40,000) and installing a new central heating system (£16,000) and, in 2008, towards the renovation of the Tower and Spire (£32,000) and re-hanging the Bells (£8,000).

Find out more about FOSB, including details of how to join,  via this link


Our Window Display  for early August 2020  featured  items from the Museum's new History and Records Research Area
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