Devon ship waggon

This gallery is named after three local brothers, Fred, Ken and Ralph Alford whose family farm was at Netherexe Barton near Thorverton.


The Alfords were great supporters of the museum and together assembled many of the farm waggons on display.

On display we have a wheelwright's workshop, the waggon and cart display and the blacksmith's workshop from Silverton. The tools in this latter space were all owned and made by local blacksmith Archie Tremlett.

The waggons comprise an important collection featuring local vehicles from Mid Devon and southern Exmoor. This amazing collection includes two Devon Ship Waggons.