1980-Oct-pg05a_Yeovil Museum Working Party Report

1980-Oct-pg05a_Yeovil Museum Working Party Report

This article came from Chronicle published October 1980. Page: 5


Yeovil Museum Working Party Report


Activities of the Yeovil Museum working party under the leadership of Mr L.C.Hayward, have included the following since our last issues

An arrangement of christening robes, dolls, etc., in the main costume display unit on the ground floor gallery.

Two new panels in the upper gallery have been utilised for the better display, on one of Agricultural Bygones from the Museum’s collection, and on the other Law and Order, comprising truncheons, handcuffs, lock-picks, etc. – with illustrations specially drawn for both.

The selection and display of museum illustrative material for the Schools’ History of Yeovil exhibition staged in St. John’s Schoolrooms in July in connection with the church’s ‘600’ celebrations.

The preparation of information on, and specially-taken colour photographs of, museum portraits of members of the Daniell family of Yeovil at the request of and for the Manor Hotel.

Research into, taking of colour photographs, and displaying, the ‘Pearson bequest’, which consists of a ceremonial sword presented by Yeovil townsfolk to General C.K.Pearson together with various Orders and medals.

The conducted tour around the museum of school parties, identification of objects brought by members of the public, dealing with queries relating to local history and families, etc., besides the routine work of recalling and indexing new