The other day my husband and I dropped into the Mansfield Museum which we do quite frequently and at the moment there were two exhibitions on. One was all about the closing of the last local pit, namely at Thoresby showing some brilliant photographs [this exhibition ended at the end of February], and the other one a 12 month temporary display of diverse artefacts held by the museum over the years. A spokesperson at the museum said that members of the public often ask “What happened to the so and so I used to see when I came as a child” so they are aiming to display different objects that have been requested which will mean it will be constantly changing and so will be very interesting. At the moment we were chuffed to see the drawers containing the birds eggs and the different animals which we both remembered. There is also the snake which as a child I didn’t like at all and still hurry past There’s an old photograph of the boys and head teacher Mr White outside High Oakham School and a boys grammar school cap. We even identified our old bakelite Bush wireless which we had when we first got married. There’s lots to see to conjure up many memories. Talk to the personnel if you would like to see something that you particularly remember. This is our local Museum of which we are very proud, so do pay it a visit.