It’s been a long dark lonely winter for Devon PAS- thank you so much to all the finders who have reached out, been in touch, reported Treasure finds and shown me non Treasure finds for digital recording during this period.
I’m really pleased to be able to accept appointments once again, now that museums have reopened today. For the moment, weekday appointments are restricted to Wednesday at the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton. I hope to be back in RAMM in the autumn, but in the mean time am planning some outdoor events at RAMM for Exeter based finders. These appointments are currently limited to those with Treasure to collect or to hand in, due to the ongoing Treasure backlog created by lockdowns. To get an appointment, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I also have a new programme of Finds Days in the works. The plan is that the first Saturday of every month will find me in a museum in a region of the county- north, central, and south. These will then alternate, so you should be able to get an appointment in your part of Devon every 12 weeks, even if not in the same museum.
The first of these days is at the Museum of North Devon in Barnstaple on the 3rd June, and appointments are available between 11:00 and last appointment of 13:40. Again, to get an appointment, please email me on email@example.com. You can book direct with the Museum, but I need to know you are coming well in advance to make sure your finds are ready for you!
This is followed by Torquay Museum on the 5th July, and RAMM in Exeter (outdoors!) on the 7th August, and the Cookworthy Museum in Kingsbridge on the 4th September.
There are some simple rules to follow for your and my safety- regardless of your vaccination status, please wear a mask for your appointment. I will wear gloves and mask, and will disinfect all surfaces and change my gloves between appointments.
To try and manage the number of finds coming in (a nice problem to have), I will be restricting intake to 10 finds per person excluding Treasure. Please have your finds bags prepared with grid references or what3words to make your appointment as straightforward as possible.
I am so looking forward to seeing you (and your finds, of course), and if you have any questions please do just reach out and send me an email to the firstname.lastname@example.org address.