March and District Museum Society
At their May meeting members were treated to a light hearted talk by Mr Len Priestley on his recollections of a career involved in lorry haulage and furniture removal in the Fens. With the use of artefacts and models, Len recalled past lorry competitions, the demise of manufacturers from the local scene, such as Smedleys in Wisbech and went on to describe some of his more unusual contracts undertaken whilst in the removals business one of which resulted in him being presented with a woollen medal !
This presentation was a late substitute for Gordon Easton’s talk on “Farming in the Fens” which was unavoidably cancelled and will now take place at a later date.
After the summer break the next museum society talk will be delivered by Mr John Shaw, titled “The Rothchilds and the Foundation of Modern Israel” and will take place on Friday September 14th at 7.30 pm at St Peters Church Hall March. Admission £3 or £2 for members, refreshments included. All welcome.Prior to this March Museum (Open every Wednesday and Saturday 10.30 to 3.30) is hosting a temporary exhibition during June and July “Exploring Design Icons of the 60s, 70, and 80s.” Sure to provoke a nostalgic response from many. Not to be missed, admission free.
Our children's trail is all about dinosaurs! There are 9 dinosaurs hiding among our exhibits, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Pterodactyl, a Bracchiosaurus and a Velociraptor. Pop in and see if you can find them!