Toc H banner paraded on Remembrance Sunday
13 November 2017
Tiverton Museum was delighted that the Toc H banner, which forms part of the museum’s collection, was paraded as part of the town’s Remembrance Sunday parade. The banner has been recently conserved as part of a regional project to conserve, interpret and display a range of banners from 10 museums across the South West.
Pippa Griffith, Director of Tiverton Museum says ‘We were pleased to take part in this community act of remembrance and have the banner seen by hundreds of local people. We would particularly like to thank the organisers of the parade at the British Legion for agreeing to let us join the parade, and to our volunteer and Trustee who did the parading.’
Toc His an international charity and membership movement that emerged from a soldiers' club in Poperinge, Belgium during World War I, with hundreds of branches opening across Britain in the 1920s. The Tiverton branch started in 1929 and continued until 1963 when it closed due to low membership.
About the Raising the Standard banners project
The South West Museum Development Programme is working with 10 museums and heritage organisations across Devon and Cornwall has secured £67,500 from Heritage Lottery Fund as part of a £81,900 project to conserve, interpret and display 15 banners alongside a programme of community engagement and the development of an online schools resource.
The museums will work in partnership through the festivals, village fetes, special events and celebrations of local communities during summer/ autumn 2017 to engage local communities and schools in the vibrant social history and contemporary relevance of the banners of Devon and Cornwall.