Buildings in Launceston

Buildings in Launceston
Lawrence House Museum, Launceston

When: 10 July 2017 to 27 October 2017
Where: Exhibition Room
Time: 10.30 - 16.00
Cost: Free
Suitable for: Any age

Buildings in Launceston - a new study of Launceston's architectural gems by U3A Local History Group

One of the researchers 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.

For the latter part of the 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 continues the end of October. Don’t miss it!”

There will be a smaller version of the exhibition available for schools and local organisations like village halls. Please contact Diana Sutherland at the museum on 01566 773277 or by email  if you are interested in this exhibition coming to your village hall or school.

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