Monthly Archives: June 2013

This is a public service announcement!

Friday evening was the launch of the new Air Raid Shelters!! All the refurbishments, all the hard work and now, the Air Raid Shelters have reopened to visitors! The evening started at The Plaza in Stockport. Upon entering, guests were … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 6. BUMPER ISSUE.

This weeks Find it Friday is going to involve quite a few aspects, like a pocket full of change (!) and there will be no set object for this week, just the wide topic of Coinage, or Numismatics, for I … Continue reading

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Land of Hope and Glory!

As you are aware, work on the Air Raid Shelters (ARS) has been on going and heading towards a big opening event on the 28th June, THIS FRIDAY!!! So, as you can imagine it has been all hands to the … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 5.

On this day, 21st June, in: 1823: Jean Chacornac the French astronomer was born. 1863: Max Wolf the German astronomer was born. 1958: Gennady Padalka the Russian cosmonaut was born. 1951: Charles Dillon Perrine the American astronomer died. 1965: Yang Liwei the Chinese astronaut was born. … Continue reading

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Lets talk about Enid Blyton.

Here at the Curatorial Services my desk is located in the library. The library is a small room and holds, surprise surprise, a collection of reference books. The other day I had a little tidy of some of the shelves and a look … Continue reading

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Interesting objects all round….

Accepting new acquisitions in to the collection is always interesting and often exciting. People donating their items to a museum is what keeps a collection growing as funds are usually quite limited. However, we don’t accept everything that is offered … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 4.

For Find it Friday this week I am going to be looking at the Red Fox and a beautiful example in our collection and some from various local, and not so local Museums. The Red Fox, Fox or Vulpes Vulpes is … Continue reading

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