SALTASH BLUE PLAQUE TRAIL
Along with the erection of seven Blue Plaques at prominent places around the town, the Saltash Blue Plaque Trail was launched at the recent Saltash Heritage A.G.M.
The plaques were officially 'opened' by HRH Duchess of Gloucester on Thursday 15th September 2016, and you can take the trail at any time by picking up a leaflet at the Museum, Local History Centre, Guildhall or Saltash Library.
The plaques commemorate various Saltash people and the places they lived, but the trail passes several other locations of note. The trail leaflet has a map, as well as full directions, and compass bearings from one location to the next, so children of all ages can try a spot of map and compass work. Small compasses are available for sale in the museum if you want a go.
Martin Lister leads a group for the first official guided tour of the Saltash Blue Plaque Trail on Saturday 10th September 2016. Photo courtesy of Robert Barrett
"A TALE OF RETAIL" EXHIBITION NOW OPEN
The new exhibition of photographs and memorabilia tracing the history of many of our Fore Street Shops from mid Victorian times to the present day, is intriguing our visitors.
The exhibits include a Newsagents shop with some lovely old comics and tin toys. A Chemist shop, a Haberdashery, featuring some 1950’s childrens’ wear, a General Store, a fascinating old Ironmongers shop and a childrens’ Post Office where they can play with stamps, forms and ID cards. Some of our huge collection of Cornwall Fire Service memorabilia is on display along with an original bell, which children can ring. Our WW1 trench has been revamped after major bomb damage (Winter storms) and is open again for viewing.
A warm welcome awaits you to our free exhibition.