Today has been a lovely day as friends, many from my history classes joined with neighbours to help us celebrate the opening of our small museum.
What began as a project to renovate a neglected cottage in my garden has turned into the creation of a small local history museum. Members of the Goole local history group - but mainly Gilbert Tawn - have plastered, painted and hammered until we have a home for the many interesting objects which we either collected ourselves or have had loaned and given.
|Gilbert opening the museum|
Although not intrinsically valuable the artefacts, we hope, will evoke memories of schooldays, baking, washing and farming as well as everyday life. We also have a collection of local bricks and drainpipes.
We drank many cups of tea and ate lovely cakes baked by Gilbert's wife Gloria. The sun shone and everyone wandered round and talked. A very good way to spend a summer afternoon.
The museum will now be open for groups and individuals to look round - but by prior arrangement only. It is near both Saltmarshe Hall and the Saltmarshe holiday cottages and I am happy, with my local historian and professional genealogist's hat on, to help any one who needs to know more of their family history or obtain an old photograph of the area.
Contact me if you are interested in visiting.
|Vistors looking at the display|
|Inside the 18th century kitchen|
|The 'parlour' with its original curved top display cupboard|
|Brenda, Eileen and Goff|