Tuesday 3 March 2015

A busy February

Well, I did know that February was going to be busy but I never imagined how busy. And here we are in March already.

The snowdrops are lasting well and are a beautiful carpet of white in the wood, interspersed with a few crocuses- although I think the squirrels eat most of the bulbs that I plant.

But I have hardly had time to appreciate them. Our week- long exhibition of old photos of Goole in Montague Mills was an overwhelming success. Although we did not keep an exact count of visitors we think we had over 1000. We jokingly said that every visitor found either themselves or a relative or friend on a photo on display and Gilbert Tawn and myself were kept very busy printing out copies.

The exhibition was held in the old Burtons' building and several reunions of former workmates took place around the display boards dedicated to the factory.

Above is a picture taken one morning soon after the exhibition opened. Later in the day it was too crowded to see across the room. In the foreground is the display by Chris Laidler and the Goole First World War research group and in the background the  beautiful framed and restored old pictures displayed by Pippa Stainton.

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