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29th April - A Celebration Indeed!

Crimea Medal of William Davies of LlanbisterWe have another special reason for celebrating on 29th April - The Judge's Lodging has just been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the new Presteigne Community Collections Project.

Did you know that we hold a local history collection of over 2,000 objects ? From photos and paperwork of Presteigne people & businesses, to clothes, shop items, toys, tools and war memorabilia.

Thanks to the support of HLF and the Welsh Assembly Government, we will now be working on two brand new rooms just for you - one permanent display room on Presteigne, with a chill-out space, toys & books for everyone aged 1 to 100+, computer interactives and a great selection of hot drinks. The other room will become our new temporary exhibition gallery, which will house a changing programme of displays and events working with YOU, the people of our community and our supporters.

 So what do you want?  If you are in town for the Royal Wedding street party, then you can come along and tell us. Drop in  between 2-6pm and  meet some of the star items that form YOUR heritage collection.  Have a free cuppa with us, look at hundreds of photos, find out a bit more about our plans and take the Mystery Object challenge.

Be a part of your history - get involved with this exciting new project!

We are looking for local people to join us in this exciting new work.  There are all sorts of things you can do to be a part of your museum - help us look after the objects themselves, research, work on events, put exhibitions together, even gardening, if that is your thing.

There will be exciting training and workshops on looking after museum objects, working with images, family history, oral history and more over the next year.   You don't need to commit yourself to anything right now, just let us know if you may be interested and we will be in touch really soon.

We are currently putting together a community panel who will meet four times over the next year to look at subject matter for the new displays and the sorts of exhibitions you would like to see happen in the new space. If you would be interested in joining this, please let us know as soon as possible.

If you can't pop down on the 29th, don't worry, we're always happy to listen to your ideas.  Talk to Gaby or Dave if you see them - drop in, call us on 01544 260650 or, easiest to get to us quickly - email us on info@judgeslodging.org.uk

 

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