He admitted when he started at the St Ives museum he didnt know much about St Ives and joked that he expected to get sacked after a fortnight! He told The Hunts Post: I came from Cambridge and I didnt know much about Huntingdonshire despite being from the county. I certainly didnt think Id last this long I thought Id get sacked for my incompetence but theyre only finding out about it now! The museum has changed a lot over the years. Chris Morris was the first professional curator, and he took the first steps of a very long journey, taking over from the volunteers who ran it beforehand. Along with the help of the friends of the museum and volunteers, I have been able to continue in his footsteps. There are too many exhibitions and artefacts to pick a favourite but one of the best experiences has to be in 1981, soon after I arrived. Archeologists were digging at the site of the priory and found the remains of a Roman villa, which almost certainly means that the bones of St Ivo, discovered in 1001, were not of a Persian bishop but a Roman, and shows the history of the town. He added: Its been a wonderful time, educating everyone and answering all the questions from people over the years, and I will miss it. Mr Burn-Murdoch, pictured left, will call time on his career when he turns 60 at the end of the year, and interviews are being held next week for his successor.