July 2013


Many, many thanks to all the people who got in touch with Mike Fordham, the Museum Curator, after our piece in last month’s Community News asking for memories of the old Unigate Depot up at the Railway Station. We’ve been thrilled by the response and the amount of detail people have been able to give us. Clearly the Depot was a very important part of many people’s lives.

In fact we’re so impressed that we are now planning a get-together later in the year for former employees. There will be photographs and other memorabilia on display and a chance for people to share their memories and add them to the Museum’s ‘Memory Bank’. Best of all, it will be a chance for people to meet up with old friends and work-mates over a cup of tea.

If you’d like to be kept in touch with a view to coming along or contributing in some way to this event, please get in touch with the Museum’s Publicity Officer, Vic Gray at 01986 872437 or e-mail grayvw@globalnet.co.uk. Even if you’ve contacted us already, please let us know if this is of interest to you.

The exhibition on the History of Dairying, taking the story of milk, butter and cheese production in the area through from mediaeval times to the closure of the Unigate plant is at the Museum until the end of September alongside a fine display of toys and comics of yesteryear. They are both proving popular and, yet again, our visitor numbers are up on last year. We thank everyone for their support and encouragement.

The Museum (at the Railway Station) is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00  – 12.30.