Musbury Heritage Society

Would it be a good idea to have a history society in Musbury? Many local villages have heritage/history organisations, but they vary in their make-up, presentation and purpose.

Examples are as follows: –

  • A website only, sometimes referred to as a ‘Digital Museum’.
  • A room or building dedicated to local history, perhaps doubling as a meeting/coffee room
  • A full blown History Society with regular meetings, a committee, invited speakers, etc.
  • A combined Heritage and Local Environment Society encompassing interests in history, nature, local geology, etc.

Currently Musbury has no building that could be dedicated to local heritage, but the Village Hall or The Hind could be hired for meetings. It may be wishful thinking to imagine somewhere becoming available from the sale of Baxter’s Farm by Devon County Council (DCC), but this may come under consideration if DCC put it up for sale.

A society requires a healthy membership paying a small subscription, plus additional funds being raised by events and the usual raffles, etc. A building housing local artefacts, pictures, maps, books etc. would require insurance and generate other expenses. There are still various funds available for community projects, but these require an organisation with a constitution and elected officers to be established, prior to any applications to the fund holders.

What do you think? Any opinion or suggestions will be very welcome…

One thought on “Musbury Heritage Society

  1. brock

    Dear Martin
    I assume it is you in charge of this,
    I have been somewhat out of sorts for some time and have only just picked up the website, I have a number old pictures of musbury and may be able to date those you indicate a query on, you may also be interested the history of my house which has been dated to 1580-1640.
    Would you find it convenient to have chat on the phone.
    Michael Brock. [telephone number removed].
    We are “shielding” at the moment so are reluctant to go out


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