|A SAMPLER stitched by a teenage pupil of Mylor Bridge School in 1867 is the latest addition to the village's Archive Centre after it was spotted for sale on an internet auction site. It was Kate Hirst, a former resident of Mylor Bridge, who discovered the sampler on Ebay and alerted the Archive Centre. The sampler was created by Annie Downe when she was a 14-year-old pupil at the village school. The 1871 census shows that Annie went on to become a teacher at the infants' school. The sampler was acquired by Mylor Local History Group for its Archive Centre, which is housed within the Tremayne Hall Community Centre. Annie's craftwork can now be seen by the public on Thursday afternoons when the centre is open. The history group is now keen to find out more about Annie and her family. Any readers related to the Downe family, or who had members of the old village school, are asked to contact the group.
|West Briton 30 October 2008
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