The Archive Room
The Archive Room is home to the Dulverton and Exmoor Photographic Archive which was compiled by the late Michael Deering. It provides local people and visitors with a valuable resource of old photographs of Dulverton and some of the villages on Exmoor. Those researching family history or the history of their property or village may find useful material in the Archive and copies may be purchased (subject to compliance with copyright legislation) for a minimum donation of £10 (includes postage and packing to UK only) Details from the Volunteer on duty in the Main Exhibition Room downstairs.
The Archive Room also has computer access to the Exmoor Oral History Archive. Recordings were made by Birdie Johnson for the Oral History Archive Project and many local characters are featured in this unique collection. Extracts can be heard by using an antique telephone, DVD player or the PC that are placed in this room. Alternatively, if you cannot visit the Centre, click on the icon below:
A touch screen computer in this room has a selection of short, local historic film clips. These were originally filmed on cine cameras but have been transferred to DVDs for viewing. The oldest of these films shows carnival time after World War II and several of our visitors have identified their own family members.
We are hoping to collect more historic film footage to add to the collection; if you have some that you would like to share with us, please contact us (see main menu for contact details)