Dartmoor Under the Microscope

Dartmoor Under the Microscope

On the back stairs of the Museum, in a collector’s cabinet, is a small brass microscope. In the Museum’s archive we discovered a box of microscope slides that had been produced in the 1930’s and belonged to local man Gordon Parsons, a naturalist by hobby. They were...
Dartmoor Blizzard 1963

Dartmoor Blizzard 1963

Christmas Day 1962 saw temperatures plummet and the first snowfall, but it was on the evening of 29th December that the blizzard started. Okehampton station’s  Running Foreman, Arthur Westlake remembers: ‘Well I went down and lit up all these engines (to keep them in...