CREWKERNE MUSEUM (Saturday 2nd July 2016)
A wonderful occasion! We were made very welcome by the museum and given time to look around all the exhibits. On the ground floor was a photographic record of the 20th Century events in Crewkerne and we found a 1955 newspaper photograph of Ralph with members of the gang. They had been performing at the local hospital, as they did most years, and a lovely photograph had been taken with some members of the staff.
We met up to view our exhibit, take photos and hand over some more money to the museum staff, with the help of Bob Corp-Reader who had travelled down with his son Stephen. If you haven’t had the chance to see the museum, it really is worth a visit if you are in the vicinity. It’s a chance to see a few of the things that Ralph used to keep at ‘Round Corners’ in the display cabinet including his first shoes and his Honours. It was lovely to meet up with members who we don’t see very often, including Toni-Sue( Burley), Geoff Taylor and thanks to Gordon Blackburn who made the long trip down from Scotland and of course helped with so much of the memorabilia. We were treated to tea/coffee and some delicious cakes by the museum giving us all time to enjoy our memories and catch up.
We adjourned to The George next door where the celebrations continued, with drinks and some members having lunch. Quite a few members took the opportunity to go to Ralph’s old home a short walk from the museum and view the blue plaque and the general feeling was that it was well worth the trip and that Ralph would have been proud to see us as still part of the gang.Return to archives page