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The Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck was the forerunner of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and William Broad of Falmouth was one of the earliest recipients of the Institution’s Gold Medal for a rescue at sea. This month’s Bartlett Blog explores the background to the heroic rescue, the rescuer, and the award from the Royal National Institution.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John Vernon Bartlett. Here we describe John’s invaluable contribution to the Museum and in particular the Bartlett Library.
The countdown to Christmas has begun and our shop is brimming with lovely gifts for everyone. Pay us a visit and have Christmas all wrapped-up in no time.
Below the glistening surface of the sea, lurking down at the extreme depths of the ocean are hair-raising, toe-curling, horror-making monsters. With deadly weapons and carnivorous appetites, the deep-seas can be a terrifying place.
The Stribley Collection of photographs is the result of Roy Stribley’s lifelong passion with keeping a photographic record of shipping in the River Fal. It consists of 32 albums of images of shipping in the River. Now in the care of the Museum, work began in October 2015 to digitize the Collection.
October Half Term
The nights are drawing in and the shadows are taking over. Come and join us for a spooky half term this October!
Over 20 years ago there was considerable excitement when the Museum received six Packet Ship portraits by the noted pierhead painter Nicholas Cammillieri (1773? – 1860). Since then we’ve undertaken considerable research into the paintings and the artist. In this latest blog from the Bartlett Library we unearth some of the findings.
The Bartlett Library holds various collections and records maintained by the Library volunteers and the Bartlett Blog this month is one of a number of articles in our archives about visitors to Falmouth. In September 1828 this was a royal visitor, the young Queen of Portugal, who received an enthusiastic welcome in Falmouth.