What happened to the collection?

WHERE is the butterfly and moth collection, which was given to the people of Eastbourne, and was stored in the office and not directly on display at the old Towner Art Gallery? When I was a pupil at Cavendish School in Melbourne Road, Eastbourne, way back in 1969-1974, I was a member of the Sussex Entomology Society, and had chance to see this large collection of butterflies and moths – some of which were already extinct and others in low numbers.

I made enquiries at the new gallery earlier this year but the front desk was unaware of the collection. I hope it was not thrown out when the Towner Art Gallery closed!


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