Projects

STOP PRESS! – PHOTO COMPETITION!

Photo Competition taking place until end of September 2020!

PHOTO COMP 2020 – POSTER

Please see poster for details . . . and use entry form to send in your entries at the Museum!

PHOTO COMP 2020 – ENTRY FORM

Happy snapping!

SET SAIL

New project now underway!

To take part in the  new SET SAIL project, scroll down to see what has been added!

LILAC2020 – ‘Life in Lockdown’ Archive Collection – to be found towards the bottom of the page.

Born out of a need to work online during the closure of the Museum due to the Coronavirus pandemic 2020, SET SAIL is a chance to get involved with the museum in a digital way, in order to SET SAIL on a virtual voyage.

SET = Stay home, Engage, Together (Share, Entertain, Team up!)

SAIL = Story, Art/Artefacts, Info, Links (Surprise, Amaze, Inspire, Learn)

You can enjoy images and photos, read stories and poems, watch video clips, click on the links, find out more about our collections or have a go at one of the challenges.

And please do let us know what you have been enjoying about this new project. Please send your feedback to us by email at combemartinmuseum@googlemail.com or find us on Facebook.

Old Boats Set Sail

CM.2010. .V Two Sailing boats moored on Combe Martin Beach
CM.2010.1.V Fishing Boats in Combe Martin Harbour circa Early 1900’s

These two images from our photographic collections show boats under sail moored up on Combe Martin beach in the early 1900’s. But where were the boats going? Where were they coming from? What were they trading? Who was involved?

 

‘The Earl of Rone’ festivities take place every year in the village.

Find out more here: Hunting of the Earl of Rone

 

Washday Blues

     

Any ideas what these might be? Or how they were used? Or when?… maybe you have used them or seen them used sometime?

Find out more here: Washday Blues

 

Summer, Strawberries and Combe Martin

So, what do you think is going on here? Can you work out where this photo was taken from? – what’s the view like?

Find out more here: Summer, strawberries and CM

 

Local residents, Jenny and Keith Newman sent in pictures to give a ‘then and now’ comparison, and to say that they still have wild strawberries growing at the top of their garden!

 

Coming Soon!

Links to video clips

 

Try this link for a video of the ‘Sail Loft Scribblers’ presenting some of their work

The book produced by the group ‘Scribbles from the Sail Loft’ is available to buy at the museum or online via Devon Museums group at: https://www.devonmuseums.net/E-Commerce/Shops/

 

Coming soon!

Rockpool creatures quick quiz

 

Marie Corelli, Victorian writer

Marie Corelli had links with Combe Martin. Some considered her quite controversial in her day – maybe you can find out why?

Find out more here: Combe Martin featured by in book by Victorian author Marie Corelli

 

Beside the Seaside

 

Great images of sunny beach days at Combe Martin! Perhaps you remember some days like these?

Find out more here: Oh we do like to be beside the seaside

 

Coming Soon!

Collections come in all shapes and sizes

 

STORIES REMEMBERED, by Hilary Beaumont. July 2020

STORIES FROM THE EARLY YEARS OF COMBE MARTIN MUSEUM.

I think some of the most interesting and common stories I heard whilst working in the museum in the early years were those relating to holiday visitors in the late 1800s and early 1900s… 

Find out more here: STORIES FROM THE EARLY YEARS OF COMBE MARTIN MUSEUM

 

Coming Soon!

The world of work

 

 CARNIVAL!!

Have a look at some old photos of the famous Combe Martin Carnival, some from the recent past some from a long time ago. The Carnival usually takes place during the first week of August, with all sorts of activities going on throughout the week, culminating in the Carnival parade.

Uncle Tom Cobley 1930’s

Find out more here: Combe Martin Carnival

Coming soon

Carnival events last year, 2019

 

Home entertainment from not so long ago

 

Find out more here: Home Entertainment not so long ago

 

STORIES REMEMBERED – by Hilary Beaumont, 2020

A tricky situation in the early days of the museum.

Enter two elderly ladies each bearing a large cloth covered parcel.

HB:  Good morning, ladies. How can I help you?

Find out more at: A tricky situation in the early days of the museum

 

LILAC2020 a new digital collection for the future, created in 2020   

‘Life in Lockdown’ Archive Collection 2020

 

MARCH 2020

Dotty Rainbow, created by Jess, aged 15

 

Link to Combe Martin beach 360

Originally posted on Facebook last year by Kingfisher Multimedia (thanks Neil) . . may be worth a look again to remind ourselves what a wonderful place Combe Martin really is!
Do have a play with the picture… and see the place in different ways in this world of the ‘new normal’…

 

APRIL 2020

   

Stunning sunsets over Combe Martin Bay.

The sun had come round just far enough to be over the headland in the West.

 

Missing the Sail Loft? – Here’s a couple of pics to remind you!

 

Hot Chicks, created by Jan Jones

 

Haven’t seen the ground floor gallery at the museum for a while? – perhaps you could have a look around this pic and see just how many people you can count? There are quite a few!

 

Poem, by local writer – Stunning Supermoon, April 2020

Stunning Supermoon

 

Rock On! Beach finds at Combe Martin, eroded from rocks on the path heading out towards Lester Point.

 

Poem, by local writer – Radiant glow, bright blue halo

Radiant glow

 

MAY 2020

 

Beautiful Borders, created by Margaret Coward

 

V.E. Day Celebrations

Friday 8th May 2020 marked 75 years on from the celebrations that took place across the UK to celebrate Victory in Europe Day towards the end of World War 2. With restrictions in place this year, people were not able to celebrate in the way they had planned, though some socially distanced celebrations did take place in streets and gardens up and down the country, as well as in Combe Martin itself. Commemorations were also held outside at churches, museums, town halls etc.

   

Short dittie:

VE Day bunting, Impromptu party in street, Pink gin in tea pot!

Wonderful Windows, created by Jan Jones

 

Earl of Rone festival

    

With celebrations much quieter this year, a few photos from the archive to remember this exciting weekend of festivities that takes place in the village every year at the end of May

Museum gallery display from back in 2010. Perhaps you remember it looking like this?

 

  

The Earl of Rone collage creation, as made in 2019 by local children using scrap material, and museum window

 

Poem, by local writer – Woodland Walk

Woodland walk

 

‘Child in Lockdown’, created by Roisin, aged 10

 

   

Cliff top walk photos – do you know these views? Can you work out where they were taken from? Calm skies that day.

 

JUNE 2020

Nautical Novelties, to be used as fundraisers for the museum, created by Shirley and Colin Willoughby

 

 

‘Art Through Quarantine’ – video clip. Some classic art to think about during the restrictions of lockdown

 

World Oceans Day June 8th

Video clip with . . some of the reasons WHY we need to look after our oceans. Just click the link and relax into an underwater world…
https://youtu.be/Q4W5HultwHw

 

  

Volunteers keeping busy – Jan’s knitted sea creatures

 

 

And Tina Gray sent in pictures of the aprons she has been making

 

 

 

Sunset Sunday, 14th June 2020. Photos by Tamasine Addie

 

Linda’s ‘Lockdown Chicken’! Created by Linda Hughes

 

A Story from the Future? – video clip

 

   

    

‘Lovely Lilacs’, created by Kit Addie

 

Poem by local resident, Science & Politics

Science & Politics

 

Veg patch

Busy in the garden in June! Great work by Margaret.

 

JULY 2020

Coming Soon!

Pebble perfection!

Birdy Birdy tweet tweet

 

Sea She See – sent in by a creative Devon artist saying “this is what I have been doing recently to keep me calm”.
Work created by artist and art teacher Caroline Wightman.
Have a look at the video clip . . and enjoy!

 

 

AUGUST 2020

Coming soon!

Carnival events

Pile-a-pebble – then and now