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Tucker Sketches


From Devon Record Office, a collection of 'Portraits of Devonshire Characters' by an artist called Tucker. Dated 1870-1873. Number 3 carries the caption "Miss ______ Daughter of an English Merchant in West Africa sent to England to be educated", with the (probably ironic) subtitle 'Fairest of the Fair'. Number 7 is entitled "Prince of Abyssinia […]

Fordland Sketches


A collection of sketches from the Devon Record Office, made by J Harris in 1823 and 1824 (ref no Z19/2/4) Number 8: 'Mr White A Black Beggar' is of special interest to this project - nothing else is known of him. Photographs by Ghee Bowman, with acknowledgements to Devon Record Office  

Telling Our Stories: Bideford exhibition

The Burton Art Gallery & Museum Victoria Park, The Quay, Bideford

Welcome to Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots. This exhibition is the result of a year-long project offering an opportunity for community members from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to share their experiences of living, working and raising their families here in Bideford and the surrounding parishes. Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots is a […]