Topsham Museum memorial for founder

A MEMORIAL has been set up at Topsham Museum to celebrate the life of one of its founding members.

A MEMORIAL has been set up at Topsham Museum to celebrate the life of one of its founding members.

The Swan weather vane on the roof of the museum has been erected in memory of David Rendle, who was one of the key members of the Museum Society from its founding in 1985 until his death in 2006.

Mr Rendle's handiwork lives on in the Topsham Model, the clock he lovingly made, and the miniature furniture he created for the Dolls' House.

The crafted work was made by Paul Vincent of Powderham.

Cathy Maguire said: "He is remembered with affection by many members as the one who was always there to open and close the Museum, to act a head steward and handyman, and of course to file his monthly weather reports.

"So it is a fitting tribute to him that we can finally display this weather vane that will ultimately grace the roof of the Museum."

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