Barnstaple & North Devon Museum Development Trust

Supporting the Museum that Barnstaple deserves


Chairman: Terry Green

TG portraitTerry retired from teaching some 20 years ago, and volunteered for the Museum for a couple of years before consolidating a long-time involvement in amateur archaeology by completing an MA at Exeter University. He subsequently chaired the North Devon Archaeological Society for ten years, conducted a major excavation on a Bronze Age settlement near Parracombe and worked until recently as a freelance  researcher mainly for South West Archaeology at South Molton. To the Trust he brings a dedication to promoting an appreciation of the history of Barnstaple and North Devon and a conviction of the importance of the Museum in preserving our local heritage.

Secretary: Steve Pitcher


steve-1Steve Pitcher BA, Dip TP was born in Surrey in 1949 and has lived and worked in North Devon since 1973. He is a retired senior local government manager and a retired member of Royal Town Planning Institute, Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation, and Institution of Economic Development.

He is currently a member of North Devon Coast AONB Partnership, Governor of Vivian Moon Foundation, Trustee of Tarka Country Trust and Barnstaple Buildings Preservation Trust,  He is a member of North Devon Archaeological Society, Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club, Devon Wildlife Trust and National Trust.

Treasurer: Angela Evans

fbtmdnAngela Evans MICB moved to Barnstaple from Hampshire in 1998. She worked for a local manufacturing company as manufacturing accountant for 11 years before becoming a finance manager of a local not-for-profit company for a further 9 years. Since being made redundant she has set up her own book-keeping business. She is a member of the National Trust and also a Trustee of Tarka Country Trust.

President: Keith Abraham

Stephen Dove

stephen-doveStephen Dove is a Solicitor and Partner in the long established North Devon firm of Brewer Harding and Rowe. He has a keen interest in local history and wide experience of the charitable sector, having been Trustee and Chairman of a number of charities and voluntary organisations over the years. He retired as Trustee in November 2018.



david-rDavid Rowe 

David Rowe is one of our band of loyal volunteers at the museum, our volunteers perform a variety of roles but David usually combines the twin roles of Tourist Information and front of house for the museums visitors. David’s role with the museums development trust is as our bid writer and adviser on funding bids. David is a retired Further Education lecturer and e-Learning Adviser with a wealth of experience of education based e-learning projects which brings with it experience of writing the funding bids which enable the projects to be delivered.

Helen Blackman

Gwyneth Faye

Sue Hartnoll


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