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Immense efforts were made by a small group of Budleigh people in the late 1960s to ensure that Sir John Everett Millais’ painting ‘The Boyhood of Raleigh’, seen above, would be exhibited at the town’s museum. Their aim was to mark the centenary of the creation of the painting, which Millais had set on Budleigh beach.
Joyce Dennys, a self-portrait
This Joyce Dennys mural in the Costume Room is sometimes used as part of the regular displays
Joyce Dennys was also a playwright, and it’s no coincidence that the play she was working on at this time was entitled ‘Sir Walter Raleigh.’ Copies of the script and related documents are kept at the Museum; they include a letter written to Joyce Dennys, also known as Joyce Evans, from a friend, Evelyn, and dated 8 July 1969. The address is given as 4a Copp Hill Lane, Salterton - No Budleigh of course!
Ron Holden and Joyce Dennys on stage
Hayes Barton, birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh
At the Sir Walter Raleigh pub in East Budleigh: the legend lives on
The execution of Sir Walter Raleigh, 29 October 1618
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