Hednesford history in the spotlight
25th November 2010
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The Museum of Cannock Chase is asking residents to bring their old photos, memorabilia and memories of Hednesford town centre to a special late-night opening on Friday 30th November.

 

The appeal is part of the BBC’s Turn Back Time history series, which is looking at high streets through history. Working with local historians Tony Hunt and June Pickerill, museum staff are producing a new display about Hednesford town centre and how it has changed over the decades – looking at Market Street in particular.

 

Tony will be at the museum on 30th November to launch the project and to hear stories, memories and anecdotes about Hednesford town centre, as well as taking memorabilia and photographs that are loaned for the exhibition. His latest book with John Griffiths about the town, called Hednesford’s Horse Racing, will also be available.

 

You can find out more about the BBC’s Turn Back Time local history project at www.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory

 

The museum is open from 11am until 8pm on 30th November for a special late-night Christmas opening. All the museum’s galleries and exhibitions will be open, as well as the gift shop and coffee shop.

 

The Friends of the Museum will also be showing their latest DVD, Moore’s Angels To Lucas Ladies, which focuses on the history of Hednesford’s Lucas factory and its employees, with the DVD on sale for just £5, or two for £8.

 

The Media Archive for Central England’s Full Circle project, which aims to archive amateur footage from across the Midlands, is also being showcased.

 

Information from Jamie Summerfield

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