In the spring of 2013 the museum was offered the lifetime collection of Colin

a collection of artefacts associated with trades and professions and the social history

of the area. The collection was housed in a number of garden sheds in Stopley, where

Colin lived, and on his death his widow Georgina offered the collection to the museum.

This new collection of artefacts is displayed in a loft at the museum which was originally

used as a grain store. The loft had been in a neglected state of repair for many years

but was converted into a usable space by the museumís volunteers when the offer of the

collection was made. The vast majority of the collection plus a few artefacts already in

the museum are now housed in the loft but the heavier artefacts donated are absorbed

into other displays around the museum.

The task of identifying, numbering, photographing and entering every item onto the museumís

database was then undertaken, a requirement of the museumís Accreditation status.

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