Family history revealed at museum event

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 April 2013

Topsham Museum opened it's doors for 2013 on Wednesday, 27 March. Topsham Families is the theme for the new exhibition. Dave Jordan is pictured with his family Debbie Walton, Pam Jordan and Delia Gresham. The exhibition features some of Dave's ancestors who they have traced with their own family tree. Ref ext 7833-13-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Topsham Museum opened it's doors for 2013 on Wednesday, 27 March. Topsham Families is the theme for the new exhibition. Dave Jordan is pictured with his family Debbie Walton, Pam Jordan and Delia Gresham. The exhibition features some of Dave's ancestors who they have traced with their own family tree. Ref ext 7833-13-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Topsham families are getting a window into their own past and that of the town at Topsham Museum's new exhibition.

The museum reopened for its summer season last week, and is exhibiting Topsham Families – a collection of 90 family trees from local people, along with archive photographs and memorabilia.

One of the families involved in the exhibition are Dave and Pam Jordan, and their daughters Debbie Walton and Delia Gresham, who have traced the history of Dave’s ancestors, the Pym family. Dave’s granddad, Tom ‘Lovey’ Pym, is immortalised in the town in a mural of fishermen near the church.

Pam said: “It’s really interesting to see the exhibition – there’s a lot of history there.”

For those who want to research their own family history, the museum is holding a seminar entitled Family History – How Do I Start? on April 16. Doors open at 5pm for a 5.30pm start, and the cost is £7.50, including tea and cakes.

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