Thursday, October 20, 2011

Have You a Piece of the Jigsaw ?

On Friday 4th November at 7 pm, the Friends of Berwick and District Museum and Archives are holding an open meeting in Berwick Parish Centre, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1DF, England. Map.

Following the success of their August meeting, 'A History of Berwick in 10 Objects', when Anne Moore, the Museum’s Curator, and Linda Bankier, the Archivist, highlighted particular aspects of the Berwick and North Northumberland district’s history from objects in both collections, members of the public are being invited to bring items of interest to the Parish Centre on the 4th November, to add pieces to the jigsaw of the history of the district.

This is not an 'Antiques Roadshow', and valuations will not be given.

What the Friends are looking for are items which add to their knowledge of life and work experienced by previous generations – it could be an old wage packet showing how much was earned for a particular job before the last war, a household item no longer used, a timetable for a rail or steamer service which no longer exists, or something unearthed while digging the garden.

Among items already offered are:
  • a kiln tile from the brewery
  • clay pipes from Tweedmouth
  • a notebook containing an inventory of furnishings at Middleton Hall
  • an old sampler from Belford
If you think you have something which could add to their knowledge, please ring Linda Bankier, on 01289 301865 by 31st October, and bring the item to the Parish Centre by 6.30 pm on 4th November, to allow time for them all to be set out and the experts to examine them before the meeting starts at 7 pm.

Even if you don't have an item to take, it's worth going along and seeing what turns up.

All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

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