Archive for November, 2015

Object of the Week – Crocheted Christmas Decoration

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

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The museum Christmas tree has been decorated by a set of these beautiful crocheted ladies for as long as anyone here can remember! This year, inspired by these ladies, we asked our Knit & Natter group to create more decorations for us and they’ve done a great job! We have knitted decorations, crocheted baubles, a beautiful handmade sequin covered bauble and our staff have been making a host of pom poms to add to the fun!

We’re still adding to the tree but if you come to our evening of Christmas Magic on Friday 27th November you’ll be able to see the completed tree! We’re going to be open from 4 – 8pm with FREE Christmas crafts, carol singing from St Andrews Church Choir and a visit from Father Christmas himself!

You can download a copy of our timetable for the evening by clicking on the picture below. Everything is free except the visit to Father Christmas’ Grotto which is £2.50 per child.

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Object of the Week: First World War Munitions Clerk Tunic

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

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If you’ve (re)visited our exhibition From Bull Plain to the Battlefields you might have seen that we have a new object on display! Whilst documenting all of the research we’ve been doing for our First World war activities, exhibition and events we discovered that we had a Munitons Clerk Tunic that had previously been recorded in our catalogue without a date. When we checked the tunic we discovered it still has its original label with the date of manufacture!

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This tunic was made in 1917 by Cohen & Wilkes of Manchester for women working in Royal Ordnance Factories. We believe our tunic was never worn but it was destined for the small munitions factory at Enfield. You can find out all about life for a munitions worker on the Imperial War Museum’s website.

And whilst you’re looking at that website why not take a look at our new website as well! It’s full of information and pictures from our exhibition From Bull Plain to the Battlefields as well as a brief history of the Hertfordshire Regiment and lots of helpful links if you’re researching the First World War or a specific soldier!

http://www.hertfordshireregimentmuseum.org

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If you haven’t booked tickets for tonight’s Evening of Remembrance at Hertford Theatre but would like to come and hear stories from Hertfordshire Regiment soldiers in their own words then don’t worry- there will be tickets available on the door!

The evening starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £15 (free to veterans and armed services personnel.

£5 from every ticket sold will go to the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.