Elliott’s Store Success

Huge Congratulations are in order for the team of volunteers involved in the preservation and ongoing use of Elliott’s Store in Lower Fore Street.

Led by Gerry Sweet, they have worked tirelessly for the last three years with the support of the museum development officer for Cornwall to achieve accredited museum status.

They needed to submit a very detailed report, agree many policies and procedures, and be scrutinised by representatives of the Arts Council.

Passing with flying colours, Elliott’s Store museum is now able to access further training and funding streams to ensure the team of volunteers from the Tamar Protection Society (TPS) can continue enchanting visitors with the “Time Capsule” of pre-decimalisation, as well as new exhibitions upstairs, and they have plenty of plans to celebrate our unique social history.

Volunteers photographed, Benita Pedley and Mike Couch are both very enthusiastic about their roles, behind the scenes and interacting with the public, and would encourage anyone with some spare time to get in touch as there are lots of ways to get involved.

The Museum is open for refreshments during the Christmas Lights Switch On, December 2, or the chair of Tamar Protection Society, Brigette Dixon is happy to chat through volunteering opportunities over the phone, 01579 384381.

Elliott’s Store, and Mary Newman’s Cottage, also run by the TPS will reopen their doors from April 14 to the end of September 2018.

Mary Newmans   Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun   –  12 noon to 4pm

Elliotts  –  Wed and Thurs  2pm – 4pm    Sat 10am to 12noon.


First published in  Love Saltash – December 2017

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