The curator and her friends of the museum create a vintage wartime wonderland

An excellent introduction to the new exhibition at the museum!


I attended the preview of Surrey Heath Museum’slatest exhibition – Wartime Home. Devotees of Surrey Heath local history also attended in numbers to hear Deputy Mayor, Cllr Joanne Potter, give a brief talk and then open the exhibition [Listen to her talk below, in which she thanks the volunteers who helped create the exhibition].

As I arrived I talked with Mike Hillman – ace nature photographer of the Windlesham & Camberley Camera Club – who said he’d been helping prepare the exhibition by painting and paper hanging. He wasn’t the only helper, I saw many more helping prepare the exhibition. They’re all Friends of the Museum, and friends of the curator, Gillian Barnes-Riding, too. In Surrey Heath Museum’s small space the curator and her volunteers have created a wartime vintage wonderland. Do go and visit, and squeeze yourself into the Anderson Shelter, with its sounds of wartime. Here are photos of the…

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