Archive for August, 2009

Who would have thought toothbrushes could be so interesting?!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
On Tuesday 18th August, the Hertford Museum Roadshow made it’s way up the hill to Bengeo with some of our 3000-strong Addis toothbrush collection (I bet you didn’t know we had that many!)
 
Jane and Phylis (foreground, L-R) take a look at the HALS displays whilst Daphne talks to a visitor about the Making Memories project

Jane and Phylis (foreground, L-R) take a look at the HALS displays whilst Daphne talks to a visitor about the Making Memories project

Teresa from the library came along again, with some books about wobbly teeth for our youngest visitors

Teresa from the library came along again, with some storybooks about wobbly teeth for our youngest visitors

We soon got busier as the morning progressed!

We soon got busier as the morning progressed!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks to all of you that came along and helped out, it was a lovely sunny day, so we were really pleased with the number of visitors we had!
 
Terry, a museum volunteer and toothbrush expert, (after catologuing nearly 3000 of them!) tells one visitor all about the Addis archive

Terry, a museum volunteer and toothbrush expert, (after catologuing nearly 3000 of them!) tells one visitor all about the Addis collection

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Museum shop...decisions, decisions!

The Museum shop...decisions, decisions!

Hertford Heath Roadshow is a success!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
 

  The Museum Roadshow made it’s way up to a Hertford Heath on the 11th August 2009.

Hertford Museum staff were joined by HALS, the Library Service and the Police to provide activities around the theme of ‘Dark Herts’. 

We took the museum collections related to Crime and Punishment in Hertford and the archives gave visitors the opportunity to trace their very own criminal ancestors!

The Police officers gave tips on how to keep safe in the 21st century and even brought along modern and older uniforms for visitors to try on!

 A good day was had by all, and most notably perhaps due to the cream teas courtesy of Connie!?  
PCSO Paul Weston and Serena from HALS with one young visitor posing for the Mercury cameras!

PCSO Paul Weston and Serena from HALS with one young visitor posing for the Mercury cameras!

 
Sally taking an interest in our objects and information panels

Sally taking an interest in our objects and information panels Enjoying delicious cream teas! From left, Viv, museum volunteer and Sally and Connie, museum staff.

PCSO Paul Weston giving tips to visitors on keeping safe these days

PCSO Paul Weston giving tips to visitors on keeping safe these days

 
 
 
Ken Griffin, Criminal Historian showing a visitor how to trace his criminal ancestry...I wonder if he found anything scandalous!

Ken Griffin, Criminal Historian showing a visitor how to trace his criminal ancestry...I wonder if he found anything scandalous!

 
The motley crew...BACK ROW (FROM RIGHT): Julie Sessions - Museum Assistant, Connie Taylor - Museum Administrator, Colin Clare - Herts Police, Serena Williams and Nick Connell - HALS, Ken Griffin - Criminal Historian, Paul Weston - PCSO, Herts Police.  FRONT ROW (FROM RIGHT): Sally Wilkes - Museum Assistant, Ruth Stratton - Asst. Curator, Hertford Museum, Vivianne Robertson, Museum Volunteer and Eleanor Payne, Learning Officer.

The motley crew...BACK ROW (FROM LEFT): Julie Sessions - Museum Assistant, Connie Taylor - Museum Administrator, Colin Clare - Herts Police, Serena Williams and Nick Connell - HALS, Ken Griffin - Criminal Historian, Paul Weston - PCSO, Herts Police. FRONT ROW (FROM LEFT): Sally Wilkes - Museum Assistant, Ruth Stratton - Assistant. Curator, Museum, Vivianne Robertson, Museum Volunteer and Eleanor Payne, Learning Officer.

Roadshow Brings Back Memories

Friday, August 7th, 2009
 The sights and sounds of the Second World War filled the air of Little Berkhamstead on Tuesday 4th August when the Hertford Museum Roadshow arrived for the day!
Children getting busy making a World War Two scene from an old box - 'make do and mend' and all that!

Children getting busy making a World War Two scene from an old box - 'make do and mend' and all that!

Two museum volunteers show us how it's done to the sounds of Glenn Miller!

Two of our fab museum volunteers, Ann (left) and Phylis show us how it's done to the sounds of Glenn Miller!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The afternoon attracted an older crowd, who shared their memories of the Second World War together and enjoyed looking at the mini exhibition

The afternoon attracted an older crowd, who shared their memories of the Second World War together and enjoyed looking at the mini exhibition

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hertfordshire Libraries and Hertford Archives and Local Studies were also there to help with visitor enquries.  A lovely day was had by all, despite the rain!
 
 
 
Connie brought along our mobile shop, which proved popular with visitors!

Connie brought along our mobile shop, which proved popular with visitors!