Being Modern

The ‘Quality’ of people who visited Sidmouth, or chose to make it their home, demanded that modern requirements of life were provided. Of course the standard required did vary over the centuries but there was always a pressure to be up to date.

Many clubs and Societies were formed, and ‘Advancement’ was championed in all areas of endeavour from the improvement of the working class to the forefront of science and technology. This section deals with some of these initiatives.

Lockyer Observatory