Plans are afoot to send Teignmouth back in time for a special community event this June.
A two-day event will see Teignmouth transported back to Victorian and Edwardian times.
Taking place on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12, on the Den, Teignmouth, the project will work with local schools on the Friday offering various workshops that will help youngsters learn about the history of their local area. And it will be open to the public on Saturday for a traditional day at the seaside, showing how Victorian customs relate to our modern-day water sports, featuring free activities such as a sandcastle building competition, kayaking and rowing.
A Bathing Machine restoration, will be a feature display along with various other displays from the Teignmouth and Shaldon museums. Bathing machines were used in Victorian times so ladies could change and be transported to the water under cover, being lowered from the carriage in to the water at the seafront to maintain their dignity.
A poster and naming competition is being launched with local schools this month, with pupils being asked to come up with a name and original poster designs to promote the event. A winner will be chosen in May, when the name will be adopted and the poster displayed around the town and surrounding area in the run up to the event.
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