Friday, April 17, 2009

Donation to Museum from Tim Cutler

Thanks to Tim Cutler who donated his wife Jade's beautiful stang to us recently as a memorial to her sudden passing to spirit earlier this year. The stang is made from twisted wood, is 'shod' with a metal cap at the base & metal horns at the top with a jade coloured crystal between. The horns are fixed with leather and brass pins. A wooden plaque inscribed 'For Jade, 1972-2009. Beloved wife and best friend' accompanies the stang. It will be displayed in our Memorial area near the shrine.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kat Adams Donation

We were very grateful to receive the book collection of the late Kat Adams this week. These books will be catalogued and added to the ever growing library. Any duplicates will be sold to raise funds to purchase more books and library equipment. The books will be stamped 'in memory of Kat Adams'. Thank you Kat - merry met & merry part & merry meet again.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Builder's Last Day

We'd just like to say thanks to Chris & Marcus who have led the way on the building project at the museum. It's their last day today & we've really been impressed with their professionalism & the speed at which they've worked to get the job finished within schedule. All the guys who've been in to work with them have been great so thanks to them too. Here is a picture of the two lads looking vibrant & attractive as they complete their activities.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Museum Open

Hoorah! The museum is now open for business for 2009. The new roof is on and the museum is spick and span inside. The builders, particularly Chris & Marcus, have done a great job getting everything finished & ready for the deadline. The decorator Sid spent his last day before retirement painting the flat upstairs. We all wish him a fabulous retirement! There are a couple of finishing touches to be made inside, e.g. the dried cats need a nice display area, but all in all it's going really well. We just need lots of visitors now so hope to see you throughout the year.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Thanks to Volunteers & a Picture of Graham's Foot

Well, the museum opens for 2009 today and there's been a lot of hard work going on to get the doors open, particularly with the scaffolding only coming down on Monday. The next stage will be to paint the frontage as it now looks rather tatty from months of roof works. We'd like to especially thank volunteers Claire Meehan and Jane Chatterton who both came in to help with the daunting task of cleaning the museum in readiness for the opening. Much appreciated!

Graham is now exhausted as he sprained his foot last week (falling over some dust sheets) but has been rushing around to get some new displays in place. Here is a photo of his foot for all those sprained foot fetishists out there.