Friday, 12 June 2015

Saltmarshe museum visits

At last we are seeing some signs of summer. The sun has been shining and we were able to sit outside under a parasol and have a cup of tea. Next step is a barbecue although tomorrow's forecast is rain. Our bees too are enjoying the warmer weather and earlier in the week, with the help of our expert friend we were able to take a small swarm with the aid of a straw skep and a goose wing. I am fascinated how even in our modern world some of our ancestors' knowhow  is passed on and cannot be bettered.

It has been busy too as we have hosted two visits to our museum. On Tuesday morning we entertained the Selby Family History Society and last night it was the turn of the Snaith Historical Association. We showed them a powerpoint presentation about how the museum had come into being and then whilst they looked round the cottage we set out refreshments.

Gloria, Gilbert's wife is a wonderful baker and the visitors were offered sausage rolls, cheese and fruit scones, as well as a vast variety of cakes and buns. In fact last night our visitors were so happy it was dark when they eventually went home.

Gilbert and Gloria and the tempting buffet


We have two more groups booked in and are happy to take more group bookings as after all the hard work it is lovely to show people round and explain where the items have come from.

Inside our cottage museum. It dates from1763 and was last lived in in the 1870s


Another view of the same room with some of our collection of local bottles.

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