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Recovered From Depths of Stranraer Museum
YOU FANCY staring into the eyes of the last ever wild boar
killed in Wigtownshire?
what about an elegant carved box which was presented to the
Burgh of Stranraer by Belgian refugees after the First World
exhibits together with a number of other fascinating and bizarre
objects have been recovered from the depths of Stranraer Museum
to formulate its latest exhibition titled "The Beautiful
and the Bizarre".
exhibition, which began last week, provides visitors with
a selection of absorbing stories to accompany the worldwide
exhibits on show which include a fragment taken from Nelson's
flagship "The Victory".
wild boar for instance was killed at Dunskey Glen, Portpatrick
in the mid 18th century and no such beasts were ever seen
again in Wigtownshire.
curator John Pickin said
lot of the stuff has not been seen since the 1950's when
the museum was on London Road and it has been great fun
putting the exhibition together.