Local man, Glen Gardner has become the latest Trustee to join Brixham Heritage Museum.
Glen attended Eden Park school, Brixham, back in the ‘80’s and remembers the pupils working on the famous tapestry which was presented to Queen Elizabeth 11 on her visit which is now held by the Museum.
Working life took Glen away from Brixham and to many parts of the world. In 2021 he returned with his wife Trupti and two boys. The family quickly immersed themselves into Brixham life and opened up Healthy Footsteps in New Road.
Glen rediscovered Brixham Heritage Museum and was fascinated by their model of the Brixham railway station and the branch line trains before the infamous Mr Beeching drew his Accountants line through many rural railway routes across the country.
“I was born and raised in Brixham, my family name goes back many generations. My grandfather, Ralph Gardner, was a local historian and contributed lots to the museum and St. Mary’s Church” says Glen.
“When I visited the museum I saw it with new eyes and was so impressed by the unique collections, solely capturing the spirit of Brixham and daily life. This splendid Heritage museum safeguards the Brixham story for future generations and I felt that I wanted to be a part of it. I have a strong interest in railways and have decided to concentrate on projects relating to this part of our history to add to the museum’s current exhibits”.
Glen became a Trustee and ironically, at the first Trustees meeting, arrived on crutches having fallen off a Railway Bridge whilst exploring! He promises to be a lively new addition to the museum team.