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Cooper from Germany tries out the telephone box

Cooper from Germany tries out the telephone box

 

Visitors from Germany sent us this picture of their collie, Cooper, trying out the new telephone box in the garden of Lawrence House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buildings in Launceston exhibition now on in the Exhibition Room

Have you noticed these musicians in High Street partly obscured by a modern shop front?

Have you noticed these musicians in High Street partly obscured by a modern shop front?

Kaye Montgomery writes:

There was an article in the Sunday Times recently about Launceston.  It commented on outlying villages such as ‘lovely South Petherwin’.  The writer of the article was particularly charmed by Launceston’s ‘tangle of medieval streets’.

We are all inclined to dash into town to do our shopping and other business without stopping to look around and admire some of the beautiful features of the buildings around us.

This summer Lawrence House Museum are putting on an exhibition designed to encourage us to look more closely at our surroundings in the centre of Launceston, to admire some of the fascinating details and be shocked at some signs of neglect and dilapidation.  The exhibition is called ‘Buildings of Launceston within the Old Town Walls’.  It includes a streetscape, photographs of most of the buildings in the centre, together with detailed information about some of the more remarkable buildings and the people who have occupied them over the centuries.  Do you know where ‘Hanging Judge Jeffries’ is believed to have stayed?  Or how a lottery win led to the building of Eagle House?  Or where you can see Flemish Bond or modillions?

The answer to these questions together with a wealth of other interesting facts about the buildings in Launceston can be found in the Museum exhibition.  It runs from early July to the end of October.  Don’t miss it!

 

“Strictly Polyphon” the double CD of all 50 discs played on our working Polyphon now available for purchase

Strictly Polyphon Cover

 

It is on sale at Launceston Tourist Information Centre in the centre of town or from the Museum for £10.

It is also available by post for £12.20 (inc. post and packing).  Simply send a cheque made payable to “Friends of Lawrence House Museum” and a clear note of your name and address to Cherry Warne, Lawrence House Museum, 9, Castle Street, Launceston PL15 8BA and she will be happy to send you a copy without delay.

We regret that, at the Museum, we can only take cash or cheque payments made payable to “Friends of Lawrence House Museum”