A Ripping Yarn at museum

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A VILLAGE museum reopens for the summer with an exhibition on a local children’s author.

Ripping Yarns and the Tale of the Forgotten Author is about the life and works of adventure writer Percy Francis Westerman.

Westerman was a pupil at Portsmouth Grammar School from 1890 to 1893 and headteacher James Priory will open the exhibition at Emsworth Museum tomorrow at 10.30am.

A copy of Westerman’s debut A Lad of Grit will be the centrepiece of the exhibition which also features colourful illustrations and covers.

The author, who lived in Emsworth, was one of the country’s most popular writers in the 1930s. The exhibition runs until April 23.

All are welcome to the opening. Go to emsworthmuseum.co.uk.