John Rapson Room

Rapson began as a wireless operator who served in the RAF in WW2 where he acquired a Zeiss camera leading to a forty-year career in Liskeard where he ran his photography studio from 1947 to 1987 capturing many important events as well as Liskeard’s history. He was extremely thorough in his record keeping and was an avid traveller as he explored Europe whilst taking photographs across his trips.

On Display

This room includes history about local groups and significant people. We have boards talking about the Women’s Institute, Emily Hobhouse and St. John’s Ambulance. We also have a changing case, which currently houses our Platinum Jubilee exhibition, and changes each year with the Heritage Open Day themes.