A Visit to Mansfield Museum

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.      

Snake
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High Oakham School
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Grammar School Cap
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Television
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General View
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General View
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General View
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Drawers full of Birds Eggs
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  • The black and white photograph is a very early picture of masters and pupils at the front entrance of High Oakham Boys School. It is a very early picture, maybe the first year of opening, for it shows a very young W. Bertram White, along with a very young Mr Payling.  I say very early , because the boys are not wearing a school uniform. The teacher on the left maybe Mr Price. 

    By alan curtis (06/03/2016)

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