Social history is the focus of a new exhibition of photography at Harbour House in Kingsbridge, which will chart the changing face of society, and changing faces over time A Face in the Crowd: Local Personalities and their Stories.
The exhibition of photographs and artefacts from the vast archives of the Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum.
This exhibition focuses on the portraits and group photographs held in the museum’s vast collection, showcasing local people, groups and societies, with the opportunity to follow a particular person or family through time.
The exhibition will include a section on the lives of local fisherman, with photographs, digital stories and a display created as part of a project with the South Devon and Channel Shellfishermen and Storylines.
Caricatures published in the local paper in the 1970s, a selection of studio portraits over the years and a display of related artefacts will also feature.
With 2018 being the centenary of some women being able to vote for the first time, there will be a wall of women, with photographs and information celebrating local women.
The Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum opened in 1972 in the 17th century Old Grammar School towards the top of Fore Street. It is run as a community museum for the benefit of Kingsbridge and the South Hams, and the collections concentrate on the social history of the town and surrounding area.
A Face in the Crowd: Local Personalities and their Stories is at Harbour House in Kingsbridge from Tuesday 25 September to Sunday 7 October. Admission is free. Check the website from times and directions.
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