We opened the museum all day on both 17th and 18th September and the volunteers were kept busy pretty much all weekend, showing around many interested visitors and engaging in discussions about our artefacts.
These photos show us setting up gazebos outside the museum for specialist displays and demonstrations. Many thanks to Krys for keeping the spinning wheel going despite the increasingly chilly breeze. It is wonderful to see the array of shades she creates to dye her wool. Biddy was making corn dollies, whose ribbons have meanings from a bygone age and Joan’s display of rag rugs (among other names) showed that recycling is definitely not a new idea. The timeline of irons from our collection provoked many memories of the 1950s and we used the weighing scales to compare cooking apples and teach imperial measurement to the
next generation. Susan was ably assisted by Persia & Kerala in encouraging younger visitors who were keen to complete trails around the museum. At a time of national mourning, the display of royal jubilees marked the occasion.