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The Volta Tower: Talk by the Civic Society

This impressive landmark, the Volta Tower, was built in 1865 by William Mackworth-Dolben as a memorial to his son, William Digby whose life was lost at sea.

A well-known folly throughout, this striking tower stood for 86 years until its unexpected collapse in November 1951, claiming the life of the lady who resided there with her husband, Mrs Florence Northen, aged 67.

Visit the Museum to learn more about this fascinating folly at the Civic Society’s talk on Thursday, 21st March at 7.30pm.