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Exhibits Recovered From Depths of Stranraer Museum

DO YOU FANCY staring into the eyes of the last ever wild boar killed in Wigtownshire?

Or what about an elegant carved box which was presented to the Burgh of Stranraer by Belgian refugees after the First World War?

These 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".

The 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".

The 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.

Museum curator John Pickin said

"A 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.

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