Constitution and Committee

Watchet Market House Museum – Constitution and Committee

Governing Document

DECLARATION OF A TRUST DEED DATED 15th MARCH 1978 AS AMENDED BY A RESOLUTION DATED 8 OCTOBER 2008

Charity Number: 275645

 

Charitable objects

The objects of the society (as set out in the Trust Deed) shall be ‘to provide and maintain a museum in Watchet for the benefit of the education of the public and to encourage the study of matters of local history of Watchet and district’.

The general day-to-day running of the Museum is under the care of the Museum Committee, comprising 10 duly elected members of the Museum Society.

Their remit is to maintain a smooth-running business which upholds the objects of the Museum, by overseeing stewarding duties, curatorial duties and financial management.

The Watchet Market House Museum was established in 1978 by several like-minded individuals including Leslie Wedlake, Ben Norman, Michael Sully and Harold Turner, whose collective vision and determination have created the wonderful Museum we have today.  The current Committee strives to maintain their standards and ambition, thus ensuring the Museum continues to attract many new, and returning, visitors from all over the world.

Current Museum Committee 2021-2022

Members of the Committee are duly elected annually by paid-up members of the Watchet Market House Museum Society at the AGM held in March each year.

Curator and Chairman:      James Nicholas

Treasurer:      Peter Murphy

Secretary:      Sue Upstone

The above officers are ably assisted by the following members:

Dot Amery

Hugh Amery

Gay Chilcott

Molly Quint

Keith Sullivan

Jonathan Westcott

Gill Williams

Two representative Trustees from Watchet Town Council, are nominated to sit on the Committee.