The Local History Gallery


Revisit the 19th and 20th centuries with displays on local shops and industries, the First and Second World Wars, schools and celebrations.  Don’t miss the man trap, the extraordinary collection of bottles and potions from Norman’s Chemist shop or the framework knitting machine. Find out about the exciting world of 1950s cycle speedway in a unique board game based on the memories of local riders.  Try some maths on an abacus or writing on a slate, or settle down to some 1930s games – anyone for tiddly winks?



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