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Brixham Heritage Museum and History Society

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Open Lectures & Talks
'Organise a regular public talk series'.
Venue
The Old Police Station, New Road, Brixham, Torbay, TQ5 8LZ, South West,
Historic County
Type of Body
Views 'Full' Record + MAP
1940
Visits to Website
689
URL was last checked
15 January 2016
'Brixham Museum & History Society was founded in December 1957 to record, preserve and promote the story of our historic town and its people. In 1999, the members voted to change the Society name to include the word "Heritage" ... The society opened Brixham Museum on 2nd June 1958, originally in a former pilchard press in Higher Street. The Museum was an early success, and expanded into the first floor of two neighbouring cottages. In the 1960s, it housed the collection of the National Fisheries Museum. In 1967, Torbay Borough Council decided to financially support the Museum with an annual grant towards the increasing costs of expanding activities.

'In 1975, the rent at Higher Street became prohibitive, but Torbay Council offered a rent remission on the former Police Station and Sergeant's House on New Road near Bolton Cross, built in 1902 ...'
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