THERE are still three more free events left in the Folklore Library and Archive’s Warm Winter programme, hosted at Crediton Library.

Tomorrow, Friday March 15, at 7pm, there is a chance to meet the curator of the Museum of Dartmoor Life, Kristy Turner.

The Museum of Dartmoor Life, based in Okehampton, won a Silver Award in the category of Best Small Visitor Attraction for 2023-24 and celebrates everything associated with living and working on Dartmoor, from the prehistoric to the present day.

Kristy will be talking about the museum and its history, detailing some of the unusual artifacts both on display and in its stores, and discussing the special exhibition for 2024 which will be examining folklore and magic on Dartmoor. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to tell Kristy any stories about the moor that are special to you.

On Friday, March 22, at 7pm, author Tracey Norman will be giving a presentation based around using true crime in fiction writing. Tracey’s latest novel, “Who Is Anna Stenberg?” is based in Victorian England and France and has a fascinating real-world French crime case embedded in its plot.

Tracey will talk about the book and her research, and the ways in which she has been able to combine actual people and places into her fictional world.

Free refreshments will be available at both events as usual.

Where possible, please book a place in advance by telephoning the library on 01363 772578, calling in during opening hours, or by sending an email to the Folklore Library and Archive, who organise and host the Warm Winter events, at [email protected] .

Although there are often places on the door, this helps to make sure that the right amount of refreshments are available as well as making sure that everyone can fit in, as some of these talks have become very popular.

The Warm Winter programme is supported through grant funding from the National Grid Community Matters Fund and Local Giving. The Folklore Library and Archive, based in Crediton Library is a registered charity dedicated to the collection and preservation of material related to traditions, customs, history and heritage. It is home to the Devonshire Folklore Collection. 

There are lots of opportunities to get more involved with the work of The Folklore Library and Archive as a volunteer, either in person or from home, particularly in relation to local history and heritage projects. If you are interested, please email [email protected] and arrange to find out more.