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Bake off is back; so let’s get cooking 18th century style!

As followers of this blog will know many of the museum team have a healthy interest in cakes and that’s probably why one of our favourite objects is Elizabeth Raffald’s Cookbook from the late 18th century.  With the Great British … Continue reading

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Courage calls to courage everywhere!

Lily Maybury’s Cap Badge read her story below Courage calls to courage everywhere! This call to arms appears on the new Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square, London.   On Sunday the statue will witness the arrival of 40,000 people taking … Continue reading

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Cecil Knox VC

Today local hero Cecil Knox will have a plaque unveiled to him in Riversley Park.  Who was he and why is he being honoured? Cecil was part of a large family the Knoxes, who owned the Haunchwood Brick and Tile … Continue reading

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(B)lab!

This week we are putting together our new exhibition called “(B)lab” and I can safely say we haven’t done anything like this before.  The exhibition has come out of our work with Battersea Arts Centre and the Creative Museums Programme.  … Continue reading

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Fine old Christmas!

“Fine old Christmas, with the snowy hair and ruddy face, had done his duty that year in the noblest fashion, and had set off his rich gifts of warmth and colour with all the heightening contrast of frost and snow.” … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas 20: Wassailing

  Wassailing was once a part of Christmas and New Year celebrations but is practised little these days. Although the practice of heating alcohol continues in the drinking of mulled wine.  Wassail comes from the words waes heal meaning good … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas 19 : Strictly Come Television

Since televisions became widespread the Christmas season has often revolved around the t.v. schedule.  The Queen’s broadcast (since 1957) the big film or for teenagers in the past the Christmas Top of the Pops.  Icons such as Morecambe and Wise and … Continue reading

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