Budleigh Salterton museum on the hunt for famed resident's Antarctic memorabilia

BUDLEIGH Salterton's Fairlynch Museum is appealing for help putting together an exhibition in 2011 celebrating Scott's Antarctic expedition.

BUDLEIGH Salterton's Fairlynch Museum is appealing for help putting together an exhibition in 2011 celebrating Scott's Antarctic expedition.

The museum's display is one of a number exhibitions planned across the nation to mark the centenary of the expedition.

Special attention will be paid by Fairlynch Museum to a senior leader of the expedition - surgeon commander George Murray Levick - who later lived in Budleigh.

The museum is keen to hear from younger explorers who have benefitted from Levick's leadership.


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The exhibition organisers hope for information from anyone who can contribute to the planned exhibition.

Fairlynch Museum spokesman Roger Kingwill said Levick's role in the expedition and in later life deserved 'fuller recognition'.

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He said it was the skills of the young doctor shown during the historic expedition that Fairlynch was looking to highlight.

Mr Kingwill said: "Following the sale of Levick's former home in about 1987, some of his effects were sold by auction locally.

"Fairlynch would be delighted to hear from anyone with memorabilia or anecdotes relating to Murray Levick."

Anyone with information, or memorabilia, is asked to contact Fairlynch Museum, 27 fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6NP, email admin@fairlynch.org.uk or telephone (01395) 442378.

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