Monday, July 28, 2014

Acrobatics at Wakefield Museums

One of the really great things about working in museums is the fact that people often donate wonderful objects.

Recently we were offered a unique home made toy, made in the 1930s.  John Whitaker, Museum Curator demonstrates :

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Here John hits the target!

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The toy was brought to the museum by Herbert Spur.  His grandfather, Tom Cartwright,  made it for him when he was 9.  Tom Cartwright was a joiner & undertaker who worked in York Street.

If you have an unusual or interesting object bring it along to show our Curators.  Bring your objects to be identified and receive advice on their care and storage:

Meet the curator at Wakefield Museum - Every Thursday 2.00pm  - 4.00pm
Meet the curator at Pontefract Museum - Every Wednesday 2.00pm  - 4.00pm
Meet the curator at Castleford Museum - Every other Thursday 10.00am - 12.00noon


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